resources :products will create 7 different restful routes for CRUD operations for resource
products GET /products(.:format) products#index
So restful route includes only controller name within itself and
:id for operation like
edit, show, update, delete. When i create non-restful routes in rails for example:
get ':controller/:action/:id' i only can see difference that i must explicitly write
:action, so that
":action" makes this route non-restful?
as i get this, first requirement for route(URL) to be restful is that route can’t contain action name?** Question 1
Second requirement for route to be restful is that action corresponding to route must “play by restful rules” in another word,
GET should not leave side-effects on the server, but just retrieve data.
So if i have
/products(.:format) products#index and within index action i saved something into DB, than above route is just looks like restful route but in fact it isn’t? Question 2
I know that i can pass to restful route additional parameters, for example:
link_to “Show”, products_path(id: 5, a: “aaaa”, b: “bbbb”) so now URL is: products/5?a=aaaa&b=bbbb.
So am i violating restful here, or this route is still restful? Question 3
To me seems that i don’t need non-restful routes at all, when i can make a bunch of restful routes with construct like following?(and other similar construct) Question 4
resources :products do member do get 'preview' end end And just one more question, is there anything bad(maybe code smell or something) to make restful routes when i don't have model in database. So for example, resources :sessions, where i don't have session model(no sessions table in DB). Question 5 Please don't redirect me to [http://guides.rubyonrails.org/routing.html](http://guides.rubyonrails.org/routing.html) i read it multiple times :)