attr_accessor not setting or being displayed in the layout

Hi there guys

I've been pulling my hair out all night with this one, I thought it
would work?

If in my controller i do the following

class PagesController < ApplicationController
    attr_accessor :something
    helper_attr :something

   def show
    something = "display this!"

    respond_to do |format|
    format.xml { render :xml => @page.to_xml }

Then in my view

<%= something %>

Should "display this!" get displayed? becuase it doesn't seem to be
setting for me

Thanks in advance :slight_smile: