Good notes posted by mcmireRSS feed
Since there’s no way to edit posts on here, I need to correct myself and say that what I posted before doesn’t work, since you can’t specify layout multiple times:
class OrdersController < BaseController layout :determine_layout, :only => :new layout "public", :except => :new # ... end
So don’t do that. The only way to ensure that the other actions get the default theme is to drop :only/:except and do the conditions yourself:
class OrdersController < BaseController layout :determine_layout private def determine_layout %w(new).include?(action_name) ? "some_layout" : "public" end end
All this to say, beware of :only/:except – they aren’t as useful as you think they are.
Worth noting that if you have a controller which inherits from another controller which has a layout, and in this child controller you’re determining the layout at runtime using a method for specific actions, the other actions you are excluding will not inherit the layout from the parent controller.
For example, if you’ve got this
class BaseController < ApplicationController layout "public" end class OrdersController < BaseController layout :determine_layout, :only => :new # index, show, new, create, edit, update, destroy ... end
Before Rails 2.2 you could globally customize the default validation error messages by changing AR::Base.default_error_messages. The messages have now been moved to i18n, so to customize them in 2.2 and up, just create a locales/ folder in your config/ folder, copy activerecord/lib/active_record/locale/en.yml (in Rails source) to config/locales/en.yml, and then change the strings inside. As szeryf indicated below, the strings of interest are activerecord.errors.messages.
Note that the :status option accepts not only an HTTP status code (such as 500), but also a symbol representing that code (such as :created), if that makes more sense to you. Here’s a list of which symbols map to which numbers (derived from ActionController::StatusCodes::SYMBOL_TO_STATUS_CODE):
100 = :continue 101 = :switching_protocols 102 = :processing 200 = :ok 201 = :created 202 = :accepted 203 = :non_authoritative_information 204 = :no_content 205 = :reset_content 206 = :partial_content 207 = :multi_status 226 = :im_used 300 = :multiple_choices 301 = :moved_permanently 302 = :found 303 = :see_other 304 = :not_modified 305 = :use_proxy 307 = :temporary_redirect 400 = :bad_request 401 = :unauthorized 402 = :payment_required 403 = :forbidden 404 = :not_found 405 = :method_not_allowed 406 = :not_acceptable 407 = :proxy_authentication_required 408 = :request_timeout 409 = :conflict 410 = :gone 411 = :length_required 412 = :precondition_failed 413 = :request_entity_too_large 414 = :request_uri_too_long 415 = :unsupported_media_type 416 = :requested_range_not_satisfiable 417 = :expectation_failed 422 = :unprocessable_entity 423 = :locked 424 = :failed_dependency 426 = :upgrade_required 500 = :internal_server_error 501 = :not_implemented 502 = :bad_gateway 503 = :service_unavailable 504 = :gateway_timeout 505 = :http_version_not_supported 507 = :insufficient_storage 510 = :not_extended