?? Conditional validation skipping ??

validates_format_of :email,
                      :with => %r{\.(edu|com)$}i,
                      :message => "Must be a valid email address",
         :if => :some_method

Fred

Frederick Cheung wrote:

But if a certain cookie is set, I want to allow them to register with
                    :message => "Must be a valid email address"
--

validates_format_of :email,
                     :with => %r{\.(edu|com)$}i,
                     :message => "Must be a valid email address",
        :if => :some_method

Fred

Hmm, what kind of method would work in there? I tried

[snip]

But I get errors from both of them. How can I check for a cookie in the
validation code?

Cookies are controller only. You will somehow have the let the model know that it's ok to skip the validation (eg set an attribute).

Fred

Cookies are controller only. You will somehow have the let the model
know that it's ok to skip the validation (eg set an attribute).

Fred

Hmm, so there is no way to check for a cookie in the validation? That
would make things so much easier...

Is there a way to check for the cookie in the controller and then pass
through a parameter so that certain validation is skipped? Something
like this in the controller, but make it only skip certain validation
instead of all:

I've done similar things with something like

class User
   attr_accessor :extended_signup
   validates ... :if => :extended_signup
end

at this point
user.extended_signup = true
user.save
runs the validation
user.extended_signup = false
user.save
doesn't

Fred