Problems rendering templates for different mime-types

Hi list,

I've got a little problem with rendering different mime-types. For example, I
would like to append ".pdf" to my URL to generate a PDF. Appending ".pdf" to
the url tells rails which part of the respond_to block will be executes. So,
if I append ".pdf", it'll run the format.pdf part and if nothing is appended,
it'll run the format.html part.

But obviously this doens't tell rails wich template it should render. Whenever
I register a new template handler for a mime-type (in my case: ".report" =>
ActionView::Base::register_template_handler :report, Acts::Reportable::View)
rails tries to render that new template instead of the
standard .rhtml-template.

For example, when I create a new report-template for an existing action in an
existing controller (i.e. the action "show" for my
controller "PeopleController"), rails try to render the .report-template
instead of the .rhtml Template whenenver I call the
address "http://localhost:3000/people".

What's the idea behind this? Shouldn't the .rhtml View be the default (as
rails is mainly a web-framework)? How can I tell rails which template it
should render by default?


I really wonder if nobody else has this problem? I've got this problem with
different plugins, registering all their own mime_type_handler. Before I open
a bug report, I would like to know, if at least someone got this working and
it's just me or if there's really a bug/misbehaviour.