Getting nicely formated error page for associated models.

I have a question regarding reporting of errors for models which
contain other models.

For example, if I have a User model which contains a Comments
collection, and I am not able to see any errors encountered when
validating the comments.

So if I do something like the following to append a new comment:

user = User.find(id)

comment = => params[:comment_text],
                    :user_id => id)

user.comments << comment!

When I do this, with an empty :comment_text string, I get an exception
(coming from a validates_length_if associated with the Comment

My question is, how can I get this to show on the form via <%=
error_messages_for... %>, nicely formated instead of an application
exception error message?

At the moment I have a <%= error_messages_for :user %>, which results
in a nicely formated page showing any validation errors for User. But
not if an empty comment is added to the user's comments collection.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Nick, thanks for the reply. Appreciate it.