How to disable .format routes?

Is there any way with RESTful routing to disable the .format routes?
(“Why would you want to do that?”, I hear the purists cry…)

I would like to do it in order to simplify the routing table for a newbie first learning RoR.

–wpd

Hi Patrick,

Patrick Doyle wrote:

Is there any way with RESTful routing to disable the
.format routes?
("Why would you want to do that?", I hear the purists cry...)

I would like to do it in order to simplify the routing table for a
newbie first learning RoR.

Starting with someone just learning RoR, I'd rip _all_ the routing out .
Then, stopping to show what new things we can do as a result of each, put
back the empty route to root, then the default routes, then start talking
about REST, then start looking at 2.x routing as the way Rails
defines/approaches REST. Rails 2.x works just fine with the routing, in
case you didn't know. The :controller => x, :action => y model of operation
still works.

HTH,
Bill