I'd like Rails to intercept the url's of html pages in a certain directory so I can embed them in my site. I put them in public/pages and tried to catch them with a route like map.connect 'pages/:pagename' However this only works if the file does not exist; e.g. "pages/test.html" will only be routed if that file doesn't exist, otherwise it will just show the file. Is there any other way I can reroute url's of existing html files? The reason I need to use the real directory and file names is that these html pages contain images and cross-links which still need to work.
on 2006-02-28 23:15
on 2006-03-01 07:47
On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 11:15:16PM +0100, Filip Godsmurf wrote: > Is there any other way I can reroute url's of existing html files? > > The reason I need to use the real directory and file names is that these > html pages contain images and cross-links which still need to work. I don't understand why you need to have the filenames still exist in public/pages. If you need to access their content, you can stick them somewhere else (out of public). I'd be very leery of having Rails handle every single request -- you'd need to add some sort of generic magic to serve out the static files, as once the webserver has handed control off to Rails, I don't think Rails can throw back to the webserver and say "I don't want this one, you take it". - Matt