RJS templates are the only template type that are exempt from layout by default.
Don't you think it makes sense to add rxml to the list of exempt extensions? I'd assume most people would be surprised to see their XML embedded in the middle of their (most probably) rhtml layout.
def template_exempt_from_layout?(template_name = default_template_name) template_name =~ /\.rjs$/ || (@template.pick_template_extension(template_name) == :rjs rescue false) end
I've overrided it in my own application.rhtml as below but I'm thinking that this should probably be the default behaviour.
def template_exempt_from_layout?(template_name = default_template_name) super || template_name =~ /\.rxml$/ end
-- tim lucas