Hi all, I have an application which has a number of users, each with their own usernames. I am able to setup URLrouting where I can do something like http://myapp.com/charlie63 and that to call a chosen controller, action and passing charlie63 as the id. So that's fine. This is probably a stupid question, but to prevent problems, do I simply have to have a list of unavailable usernames and not allow people to create accounts with those as usernames? In other words, if I have a controller named, checkout, I need to not allow anyone to create a user name checkout, because when she tried to access her account through her URL http://myapp.com/checkout it will actually go to controller: checkout and action: index? If this is so, do I just need to manually maintain a list of invalid user names and check against those? Or can I call something in Rails to help me to look for existing controllers? Although, I guess I have to be careful because someone may create an account, use that for a while, and later on I may come along and create a controller with the same username. Any help in getting something like this going, pointers, would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Diego
on 2007-02-21 05:51
on 2007-02-21 06:48
OK, think I've got it. I just need to place the routing rules for the username before the standard controller/action/id one which is there by default with a Rails app. So, even if I have a username with the same name as a controller, it will be found if it exists. Otherwise the controller's routing rule will be evaluated.
on 2007-02-21 07:29
Diego wrote: > OK, think I've got it. I just need to place the routing rules for the > username before the standard controller/action/id one which is there > by default with a Rails app. So, even if I have a username with the > same name as a controller, it will be found if it exists. Otherwise > the controller's routing rule will be evaluated. > You can take it a step further and use our resource hacks plugin for Rails. :-) One of our developers recently blogged about it. * http://blog.imperialdune.com/2007/2/13/pretty-urls... Cheers, -Robby -- Robby Russell http://www.planetargon.com/ http://www.robbyonrails.com/
on 2007-02-21 07:38
Thanks Robby, I'll check it out.