ARes validation errors?

Just getting started with ActiveResource. If model validation fails on the server side, will ARes map the xml error messages so that <%= error_messages_for :model %> will still automagically work?

I'm trying to split a standard Rails app into front end vs. RESTful web service, where the actual model validations are happening in the web service, but I'm wondering how to glue back together the HTML error messages on the form.

Any advice/insights?

Thanks Jeff

Hey Jeff,

ARes will indeed map errors from xml to local ActiveResource error objects.

http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActiveResource/Validations.html http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActiveResource/Errors.html

On your "server" application the you'll respond with render :xml => @object.errors.to_xml which generates xml like and these will be automatically consumed by ARes.

Thanks Trek, I'll give it a whirl.

Jeff