trouble understanding rhtml forms

i dont understand where the following points to the actual post
method:

<% form_tag do -%>
<p><label for="email">Email: </label><br/>
<%= text_field_tag 'email' %></p>

<p><label for="password">Password</label><br/>
<%= password_field_tag 'password' %></p>

<p><label for="remember_me">Remember me:</label>
<%= check_box_tag 'remember_me' %></p>

<p><%= submit_tag 'Log in' %></p>
<% end -%>

it seems to automatically direct to my login def in my controller, but
i dont understand how.

Could someone please clear this up

thanks

Hi,

gmoniey@gmail.com wrote:

i dont understand where the following points to the actual post
method:

<% form_tag do -%>

I'm pretty sure it doesn't. You're missing the path in the form_tag which should look something like:
<% form_tag 'controller/method' do -%>

it seems to automatically direct to my login def in my controller,
but i dont understand how.

I'm guessing you've probably got some code that takes non-logged-in visitors to that method / page to avoid unauthorized access. That would probably account for the behavior, although it seems to me that it would be better if this threw a syntax error instead.

hth,
Bill

Hi Bill,

Thanks for the reply. I actually got this code from the
act_as_authenticated plugin, and it doesn't what i posted is exactly
what is in the rhtml file, thats why i am struggling to figure out how
it works. I seems like it is missing the controller/method tag as you
mentioned, but it still figures things out.

I guess I have just been struggling to figure out rails. I have went
through some tutorials, but most of them are like: "look...it works!",
where as I want to know why it works, how things are binded together,
etc.