link_to in Model

Hi all,

I am wondering how I can simplify my life with link_to. I've got a lot
of pages with some of the same links and the views are getting messy.
What I'd like to do is create something like this for the Model.

def more_info_link
  link = link_to "More Info", { :action => "model_details", :id =>
self.id}
end

def reviews_link
  link = link_to "Reviews", { :action => "model_reviews", :id =>
self.id}
end

and then, in the view, I could just do something like this:

<%= Model.more_info_link -%> <%= Model.reviews_link -%>

So, when I try this, I get a "undefined method `link_to' for #<Model"
error. :frowning:

I've successfully put this in the controller helper, passing the Model
id as an arguement, but I don't like that solution... Should I create a
new class extending UrlHelper? What is the best way to implement
something like this?

From the MVC perspective, this sort of thing does not belong in the

Model as the links are part of one of many potential views of the data.

I'd say that the helper method you've tried (but don't like) is
probably the best solution.

-r

Er. Quoting on my last reply had problems... The first sentence
_should_ have been:

From the MVC perspective, this sort of thing does not belong in the

Model as the links are part of one of many potential views of the data.