Custom resource routes

Hi all,

this might be a dumb question, but how can you produce custom resource
routes?

Lets say you want to add extra parameters in your url but you want your
url to stay pritty?

edit_resource_path(:param1 => :value1, :param2 => :value2) => don't need
an id in edit.
new_resource_path(:param1 => :value1, :param2 => :value2)

This might produce something like
resource/new?param1=value1&params2=value2

But the thing I want is more like resource/value1/value2/new

Is there a way to overwrite the custom resource routes?

thank you in advance

I didn't see anything like that in Rails Guides.
Of course you can overwrite resource routes but you will lose those
helpers.
I think you can either be Restful or not. You can't go both ways. If
you are Restful, you obey the rules. That's the whole point IMHO.
Other people can understand the structure of your resource without
knowing the internals of your application. Rails can guess the
structure and create helpers for you. That's the bright side.
And from the Rest point of view value1 and value2 belong exactly in
the query string IMHO.

Art Shayderov wrote:

I didn't see anything like that in Rails Guides.
Of course you can overwrite resource routes but you will lose those
helpers.
I think you can either be Restful or not. You can't go both ways. If
you are Restful, you obey the rules. That's the whole point IMHO.
Other people can understand the structure of your resource without
knowing the internals of your application. Rails can guess the
structure and create helpers for you. That's the bright side.
And from the Rest point of view value1 and value2 belong exactly in
the query string IMHO.

Well, I can understand the fact that value1 and value2 should belong in
the query string. But lets state that those values are necessary to be
able to use the REST interface, why not putting them along in the url
then?

It would be nice also in the aspect of pritty urls.

Does anyone else know a workaround?