October 24th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Rails view search path
I'd like to somehow change the view serach path in Rails such that when a view like say _show.rhtml is requested it first looks in path x, then y and finally z.
This mechanism would allow me to more properly subclass controllers in that I can also inherit or override the views associated with the super controller.
October 29th, 2007, 03:49 PM
Look into editing the config/routes.rb file.
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October 29th, 2007, 04:06 PM
It seems you don't understand the problem. The routes.rb file is of no use to accomplish this.
Originally Posted by Scorpions4ever
Consider controller B which inherits from controller A. Both controllers implement a method “show”. A::show renders the template show.rhtml which in turn renders embedded templates show_part1.rhtml and show_part2.rhtml.
Ideally, I should now be able to implement my own versions of any or none of these view templates in controller B. The idea is that any view implemented for B will override the view implemented for A.
In a nutshell, what I really want is to change the Rails view lookup path. Controller B would simply append Controller A’s view path to the Rails view lookup path.
November 1st, 2007, 06:42 PM