"me" route

Hey,

I have a social network web app with ruby on rails and users can see
their profile like this: /profiles/2-admin
Now i want to make an alias or something with the route "/me" so it
would show the same as profiles/2-admin

so when i go to this: http://localhost:3000/me it shows me the same as
http://localhost:3000/profiles/2-admin
so the "me" would show the info from the currently logged in user!

Ho can i do that?

I have tried several things, but nothing succeeded..

Thank you,

Wouter

Wouter wrote:

Hey,

I have a social network web app with ruby on rails and users can see
their profile like this: /profiles/2-admin
Now i want to make an alias or something with the route "/me" so it
would show the same as profiles/2-admin

so when i go to this: http://localhost:3000/me it shows me the same as
http://localhost:3000/profiles/2-admin
so the "me" would show the info from the currently logged in user!

Ho can i do that?

I have tried several things, but nothing succeeded..

If you already have an action that lets a user see their profile, then you could do something like this:

map.connect '/me', :controller => 'profiles', :action => 'user_profile_action'

Change "user_profile_action" to whatever the action is called. Whoever follows the /me route should be shown the page with their profile on it.

If you don't already have such an action, I think creating one would be the best way.

HTH

Matt

And why cant i do http://localhost:3000/me.xml (No route matches "/
me.xml")

Ok it works now
this is my action

  def show_me
   @user = Profile.find(@p)
   respond_to do |wants|
      wants.html {redirect_to profile_path(@p)}
      wants.xml {render :xml => @user.to_xml }
    end
  end

and this my route

   map.connect '/me', :controller => 'profiles', :action=> 'show_me'
but when i try to access /me.xml i get No route matches "/me.xml"

Me.xml is the same as /profiles/2-admin.xml (xml file from profile).

How can i do this?

worked for me like in this thread

http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/browse_thread/thread/5dc070d84feb9d7f

THANX for the help