I am trying to do something similar to a thread, http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/browse_thread/thread/ad6cfd2d9b5e7e1 but a little different.
Using Paypal (website payments standard), I'm trying to do the following in my checkout action:
-transfer session data (the shoppers cart) into the database -redirect the user to the paypal site.
My problem is the standard paypal example for this uses a form post:
<form action="Digital Wallets, Money Management, and More | PayPal US | PayPal US; method="post"> <%= hidden_field_tag "cmd", "_cart" %> .... <%= submit_tag "Buy with PayPal", :class => "submit" %> <% end_form_tag %>
Is there a way I can redirect a user along with a post? (I've looked at the Net::HTTP stuff, but it appears that just sends the post request and doesn't forward the user with it)
I'm kinda a noob, so is there a better design that I'm missing? Any help would be great appreciated.