More routing problems

I have the following route in my routes.rb:

map.resources :start, :member => { :about => :get }

The first problem is that Rails won't let me add :only =>
[:index, :about]

However the bigger problem is that when following a link in an image
map I get the following error:

Unknown action

No action responded to show. Actions: about and index

Here is the relevant area tag:

<area shape="rect" coords="385,0,450,27" href="/start/about"
alt="About">

As far as I can tell I should have a route for start/about using GET
however Rails is convinced I want the show method, which I am unaware
I was asking for.

Hi Glen,

I have the following route in my routes.rb:

map.resources :start, :member => { :about => :get }

The first problem is that Rails won't let me add :only =>
[:index, :about]

However the bigger problem is that when following a link in an image
map I get the following error:

Unknown action

No action responded to show. Actions: about and index

Here is the relevant area tag:

<area shape="rect" coords="385,0,450,27" href="/start/about"
alt="About">

As far as I can tell I should have a route for start/about using GET
however Rails is convinced I want the show method, which I am unaware
I was asking for.

Have you tried running 'rake routes' to see what routes you've actually
created?

Why don't you start with that and then, maybe, ask something like
'Here's what I've done and what it's created. What do I need to do to
create a route that will work with this area tag I want to use?'

Best regards,
Bill

Hi Glen,

When I wish to map a particular action apart from the standard one, I use the following route :

map.resources :start, :collection => { :about=> :get }

Perhaps that should help you.

Thanks & Regards,
Dhruva Sagar.

Ogden Nash - “The trouble with a kitten is that when it grows up, it’s always a cat.”

Hi Glen,

map.resources :start, :member => { :about => :get } will produces /
start/:id/about

map.resources :start, :collection => { :about => :get } will get you /
start/about

Maybe you want to change that and see if it works since your link is
href="/start/about"

Cheers!
Arzumy

Thanks guys that worked. I can also use only with a collection
route. However I'm still puzzled as to why only doesn't work with a
member route does the syntax just need to be more exact for a member
route? For example something like :only =>
[:index, :start/:id/:about]?