cannot get partial with collections to work

Hi everyone-

Just learning Rails, and I'm wondering if someone can help me out. I
have a story controller:

class StoriesController < ApplicationController

  def index
    @stories = Story.find(:all)
  end

end

and an index file to render the index action:

<%= @stories.size %> stories so far. # THIS WORKS, I SEE THAT I
HAVE 2 STORIES
<h1>Stories</h1>
<ul>
<% render :partial => 'story', :collection => @stories %>
</ul>

and a partial, _story.html.erb:

<li>
<%= story.headline %>
</li>

no matter what I try, I do not see the partial render. If do see that
the variable is good, because I see the number "2" (I have 2 stories
in the dummy database). Also, If I put static html in the partial,
still, it doesn't render. However, if I put some bogus embedded ruby
in the partial, it causes an error, so I know it's reading the
partial.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Dino

<% render :partial => 'story', :collection => @stories %>
should be
<%= render :partial => 'story', :collection => @stories %>

You need <%= render :partial ... not <% render :partial
In general things that are blatantly just going to produce a chunk of html go in <%= blocks

Fred

thanks for the fast reply, i knew i was having some newbie problem!

dino