how to get root path with link_to ?

Hi,

I would like to get the root path of my website using link_to in a
view... (for example : http://www.mywebsite/controller/action/id)
how is that possible ?

(i do need it, because i use the generated code in the view outside of
the rails app')

Thanks..

guillaume wrote:

Hi,

I would like to get the root path of my website using link_to in a
view... (for example : http://www.mywebsite/controller/action/id)
how is that possible ?

(i do need it, because i use the generated code in the view outside of
the rails app')

Thanks..

in routes.rb:
  map.root '/'

in your view:
  link_to 'link to root', root_url

Is that what you need?

-Sjoerd

Or you could just do this:

link_to "Link", "/"

Patrick Sullivan wrote:

Or you could just do this:

link_to "Link", "/"

True, however won't that just generate a relative url? So <a
href="/">Link</a> instead of <a href="http://www.mysite.com/">Link</a>?
I believe Guillaume requires the latter, as his views are also used
outside of his app.