[LRUG] Rails Question : Matching Share Nested Resources to Controllers

Anthony Green Anthony.Green at bbc.co.uk
Mon Nov 5 06:12:32 PST 2007

What approach would you take here ?

Contextual checking in the views ?

or partial names based on parent resource instance variable name ?

Or some other way ?

On 5/11/07 13:49, "Tom Stuart" <tom at experthuman.com> wrote:

> If the views are heavily contextual then clearly they'll need to be
> separated out anyway, but that doesn't mean that the controllers need
> to be. Just put the contextual bits of the view in partials and render
> them as appropriate. It is tempting to relegate the view-selection
> problem to Rails by having separate controllers and letting it
> automatically render the default view for each, but I don't think
> that's a net win given the cost and how simple it is to do it yourself.

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