Routing problem when using :format

Using edge rails, latest revision.

  map.connect ':controller/:action/:id.:format'
  map.connect ':controller/:action/:id'

When I enter a url such as http://localhost:3000/player/genres
everything works fine, but when I enter /player/genres.xml I get a
routing error. I have both a genres.rhtml and genres.rxml in my
/app/views/player folder. Do I need to something different to my
routes.rb configuration?

This is my player_controller.rb
  def genres
    @genres = Genre.tree

    respond_to do |type|

From the log:

Processing ApplicationController#index (for at 2006-12-20
16:22:38) [GET]
  Session ID: 0b17ff392aa5ccd353c44e641e868772
  Parameters: {}

ActionController::RoutingError (no route found to match
"/player/genres.xml" with {:method=>:get}):
    /vendor/rails/railties/lib/dispatcher.rb:40:in `dispatch'



does not match this:


If you want that, you have to define a route like:


Really? I was reading the weblog on ruby on rails and DHH left this
note under the "Formats and responds_to" section

All new applications will have one additional default route:
map.connect ':controller/:action/:id.:format'. With this route
installed, imagine the following example:

class WeblogController < ActionController::Base
  def index
    @posts = Post.find :all
    respond_to do |format|
      format.xml { render :xml => @posts.to_xml }
      format.rss { render :action => "feed.rxml" }
GET /weblog # returns HTML from browser Accept header
GET /weblog.xml # returns the XML
GET /weblog.rss # returns the RSS

I thought that :id only matched if it is specified but will default
without if necessary. I also have an index action doing /player and
/player.xml, but resulting in the same problems (/player.xml gives a
routing error). I am using REST for my model classes, but the player
isn't a model and doesn't CRUD.

Since I have two actions in the player_controller index and genres,
what route would I need to satisfy both /player.xml and
/player/genres.xml as well as /player and /player/genres? It seems
that by using map.connect ":controller/:action.:format" I can do
/player/genres.xml but not /player.xml, though /player/index.xml seems
to work.

It would seem like map.connect ':controller/:action/:id.:format' would
be correct, but it doesn't seem to work. Shouldn't the defaults => {
:action => "index", :id => nil } be used in the absence of :action or