I've started programming rails, so my comments may not count for much,
but actually, I think there's an easier solution to that problem:
changing your routes.
search for the config directory, and you should find routes.rb . Near
the bottom, there should be the line:
just take out the :id (and :id.format) part, and give that a try. I
believe that so long as params[:id] holds the id value, the program
will still manage to redirect as if you gave it the id value.
I have tried that and I get a routing error. Not sure why, cause the
references I have say that should be a solution as well?? Thanks though,
I'll keep trying,
Huh. You could attempt to use another unique parameter to pass in
instead of the id (for example, username), but I doubt that'll improve
anything, just make things more predictable...
I do have a solution for your second method. Assuming the model name
is User, and assuming you are using sessions instead of cookie, just
use the if/else statement:
You're Welcome! I'm glad I could help you!
A little note:
I was a little confused when you said session[:user] held the id. For
security reasons, it's best only to hold the id; but if you say
something like session[:user]=@user, it *should* store the whole
object (I haven't tested this out, yet, so I don't know). In that
case, yes, session[:user].id should work.
As I mentioned before, though, that's a very bad idea. It means
you're storing the password data into the sessions, and sessions are
simply not as secure as databases are. If you need to keep any info
about the user, only store the id, and leave the find method do all