Routing + ActionController::TestCase

Hi, just wondering why it makes sense to verify routing in an
AC::TestCase test.

class XX < ActionController::TestCase
    it "returns an empty cart" do
      post :create
      ...
    end
  end

If I have no routing set up:

Failure/Error: post :create, :format => "json"
     No route matches {:controller=>"carts", :action=>"create"}

Since I only wanna test my controller action why would I need routing?
Any hints on this, or is this just a relict that can be removed?

Nick

What would be the purpose of a controller action without a route to
it? There would be no way to invoke the action either from a test or
from a browser.

Colin

That’s why there are route tests, right?

> Hi, just wondering why it makes sense to verify routing in an
> AC::TestCase test.

> class XX < ActionController::TestCase
> it "returns an empty cart" do
> post :create
> ...
> end
> end

> If I have no routing set up:

> Failure/Error: post :create, :format => "json"
> No route matches {:controller=>"carts", :action=>"create"}

> Since I only wanna test my controller action why would I need routing?
> Any hints on this, or is this just a relict that can be removed?

What would be the purpose of a controller action without a route to
it? There would be no way to invoke the action either from a test or
from a browser.

Found out the existing route is required to compute the current
simulated request URL, so maybe you're right. Thx