Action path - syntax error, unexpected tIDENTIFIER, expecting ')'

I have a user controller with login as action.
When I access the index.html.erb file via application.layout file. I get a
error on the login link on the index.html.erb page. I think I am having
dfifficulty in setting up path to an action or even understanding how to set
REST path properly. Can someone please help me.

Here is the error on the home page:
C:/RoR/health/app/views/home/index.html.erb:3: syntax error, unexpected
tIDENTIFIER, expecting ')'
...link_to 'Login' login_user_path(user) ).to_s); @output_buffe...
... ^
Extracted source (around line #3):
1: <h1>Home app/views/home/index.html.erb</h1>
2:
3: <%= link_to 'Login' login_user_path(user) %>
]

Here is my index.html.erb
<h1>Welcome </h1>
<%= link_to 'Login' login_user_path %>

I also tried various other formats for the path:
<%= link_to 'Login' login_user_path(user) %>
<%= link_to 'Login' user_path %>
The error repeats at the same line.

Here is the login.html.erb
<% form_tag :action=> 'Login' do %>
    <h3>Login</h3>
  <label for="user_login">Login:</label><br/>
  <%= text_field "user", "login", :size => 20 %><br/>
  <label for="user_password">Password:</label><br/>
  <%= password_field "user", "password", :size => 20 %><br/>
<%= submit_tag "Submit" %>
    <%= link_to 'Register', :action => 'signup' %> |
    <%= link_to 'Forgot my password', :action => 'forgot_password' %>
<% end %>

Here is the application layout file:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd" >
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en" >
  <head>
    <meta name="Description" content="Your description"/>
    <meta name="KeyWords" content="Your keywords"/>
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8"/>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css" />
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8" />
    <title><%= "Your Custom Title" || yield(:title) %></title>
    <%= stylesheet_link_tag('default.css') %>
    <%= javascript_include_tag(:defaults) %>
    <%= yield(:head) -%>
  </head>
  <body id="test">
  <div id="banner">
    <%= image_tag("rails.png") %>
    <%= @page_title || "Test App" %>
  </div>
  <div id="topbar">
    <div id="nav_main">
        <ul id="navlist">
          <li id="current"> /home Home </li>
          <li> /home/aboutus About us </li>
          <li> /home/privacy Privacy </li>
        </ul>
      </div>
  </div>
  <div id="columns">
    <div id="side">
    <h1> Menu </h1>
    </div>
    <div id="main">
    <%= yield %>
    </div>
  </div>
  </html>

<%= link_to 'Login', login_user_path(user) %>
                    ^
You're actually missing a comma

-Rob

Rob Biedenharn http://agileconsultingllc.com
Rob@AgileConsultingLLC.com

I tried
<%= link_to 'Login', login_user_path(user) %>
it did not work

I tried:
<%= link_to 'Login', :controller => 'user', :action => 'login' %>
that worked.

So I still don't get how the REST Path is defined and can be used?

Rob Biedenharn-2 wrote:

I tried
<%= link_to 'Login', login_user_path(user) %>
it did not work

I tried:
<%= link_to 'Login', :controller => 'user', :action => 'login' %>
that worked.

So I still don't get how the REST Path is defined and can be used?

What do you have in your config/routes.rb file? That's key to understanding the named routes that you have available.

If you're that new, you might want to check out a PeepCode screencast or some other kind of tutorial.

For example: The "REST for Rails 2" screencast:
   http://peepcode.com/products/rest-for-rails-2
Or start with the free preview:
   http://peepcode.com/system/uploads/2008/peepcode-rest-promo.mov

-Rob

Rob Biedenharn-2 wrote:

I have a user controller with login as action.
When I access the index.html.erb file via application.layout file. I
get a
error on the login link on the index.html.erb page. I think I am
having
dfifficulty in setting up path to an action or even understanding
how to set
REST path properly. Can someone please help me.

Here is the error on the home page:
C:/RoR/health/app/views/home/index.html.erb:3: syntax error,
unexpected
tIDENTIFIER, expecting ')'
...link_to 'Login' login_user_path(user) ).to_s); @output_buffe...
... ^
Extracted source (around line #3):
1: <h1>Home app/views/home/index.html.erb</h1>
2:
3: <%= link_to 'Login' login_user_path(user) %>
]

<%= link_to 'Login', login_user_path(user) %>
                   ^
You're actually missing a comma

-Rob

Rob Biedenharn http://agileconsultingllc.com
Rob@AgileConsultingLLC.com

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Rob Biedenharn-2 wrote:

Rob Biedenharn-2 wrote:

I tried
<%= link_to 'Login', login_user_path(user) %>
it did not work

I tried:
<%= link_to 'Login', :controller => 'user', :action => 'login' %>
that worked.

So I still don't get how the REST Path is defined and can be used?

What do you have in your config/routes.rb file? That's key to
understanding the named routes that you have available.

map.connect ':controller/:action/:id'
map.connect ':controller/:action/:id.:format'
map.root :controller => "home"
map.connect ':action', :controller => "static"
map.login 'Login', :controller => 'user', :action => 'login'

The above route should haveve created default paths that I would like to
use? If so can you tell me what would they be based on the route entry.

Wow, you really want to look into named routes.

The only two names that you have are:
  root_path
  login_path
and neither takes an argument.

Typically, your login action doesn't have a known user because that't really the point of logging in, isn't it?

map.resources :users

would give you a set of named RESTful routes.

The Rails documentation will give you all the details.

-Rob

-Rob

Rob Biedenharn-2 wrote:

I have a user controller with login as action.
When I access the index.html.erb file via application.layout file. I
get a
error on the login link on the index.html.erb page. I think I am
having
dfifficulty in setting up path to an action or even understanding
how to set
REST path properly. Can someone please help me.

Here is the error on the home page:
C:/RoR/health/app/views/home/index.html.erb:3: syntax error,
unexpected
tIDENTIFIER, expecting ')'
...link_to 'Login' login_user_path(user) ).to_s); @output_buffe...
... ^
Extracted source (around line #3):
1: <h1>Home app/views/home/index.html.erb</h1>
2:
3: <%= link_to 'Login' login_user_path(user) %>
]

<%= link_to 'Login', login_user_path(user) %>
                  ^
You're actually missing a comma

-Rob

Rob Biedenharn http://agileconsultingllc.com
Rob@AgileConsultingLLC.com

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Thank you. I was confused between named routes and RESTful routes

Rob Biedenharn-2 wrote: