Hi all I'm working with the UserEngine and now I'm wondering, if I can use link_if_authorized() everywhere I'm using link_to() at the moment...? If so, I could only overwrite the link_to method like the following, right? Something::SomethingElse link_to(controller, action) link_if_authorized(controller, action) end end Thanks for help! :-) Joshua
on 2006-05-21 15:06
on 2006-05-21 23:39
It's probably a bad idea to flat-out override link_to, since there will be occasions that you don't want to check authorisation when creating a link. It's worth noting that each call to link_if_authorized creates a call to authorized?(), which in turn asks the DB about the current users permissions - having EVERY link in your site do this is going to impact performance at some point . Instead, I'd suggest that you use link_if_authorized only when it is truly appropriate to do so. - james  future versions might address this in some way, although I wouldn't rely on that happening.