Sunday, July 06, 2008

How to: Rails 2.0 and 2.1 resources with semicolons

Rails 1.X used semicolons as method seperators for resources, so you'd get


Rails 2.X switches this to


This is nice and all, but some of us have actual client applications which we can't all just upgrade instantly

To make the semicolon-routes still work in rails 2.X, so you don't break all your clients, do this

At the TOP of routes.rb, before the ActionController::Routing::Routes.draw block

# Backwards compatibility with old ; delimited routes
ActionController::Routing::SEPARATORS.concat %w( ; , )

and, at the BOTTOM of routes.rb BEFORE the end

# Backwards compatibility with old ; delimited routes
map.connect ":controller;:action"
map.connect ":controller/:id;:action"


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