RESTful routes and resulting urls

with RESTful routes if I place the following in routes.rb:

map.resources :messages

I get the following urls:


and they all use the Messages controller

Is it possible to still use the same controller but to change the url
much like the old routes:

map.connect '/blah/:action/:id', :controller => 'messages'

This allows me to have an abitrary url for any controller


It looks to me like your trying to mingle the old style urls with the
new RESTful urls. I don't see the point. If you just want the old
style, use those rather than RESTful style.