I'm having an issue with routes I frankly dont get.
I have a controller named map which takes in a hash string and converts
that to an actual url, works great
so localhost:3000/f3gg or whatever works fine
now, I have a controller which I want to use to add some records (needs
to go through AJAX)
I want two strings, from and to but nevermind that for now since I'm too
stupid to even get one string working
my routes.rb look like this
map.connect ':map', :controller=>'map', :action=> 'index'
map.connect ':from', :controller=>'share', :action=> 'index'
map.connect '', :controller => "map"
the map one in the middle works fine, the controller looks like this:
(cut out all the irrelevant stuff)
class MapController < ApplicationController
@map = getmap
if params['map'] then
@map = params['map']
now, for the "share" one I cant for the life of me get any values out of
class ShareController < ApplicationController
if params['from'] then
@map = params['from']
@map = 'no params'
http://localhost:3000/share/ - outputs no params
http://localhost:3000/share/index - ouputs no params
http://localhost:3000/share/index/[anything] - outputs no params
http://localhost:3000/share/[anything] - outputs "Exception caught -
Action not found"
but I dont want it to think its an action i want it to take the url
value, like it does in the maps one
any help with this would be greatly appreciated, and yes im not a very
experienced ROR developer.