[rspec-users] params are making my "should redirect_to" test fail - why??

Rick DeNatale rick.denatale at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 08:22:55 EST 2008

On 2/14/08, Max Williams <toastkid.williams at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi David - thanks for replying.  The literal doesn't work either, because of
> all the params at the end, and i don't have named routes in this old,
> non-restful app.  I see your point about the hash...is there any way to get
> the redirected-to url from 'response' and test against that?  Then i could
> split it at "?" to ignore the params.  (I'd rather not include the specific
> params in this test since i really just want to know about where it's
> redirected to).
> So, ideally i could do something like this -
> response.url.split("?").first.should
> eql("http://test.host/admin/users/batch_saved")
>  I've been looking for documentation for methods for the response object, to
> get the url, but i can't find any in the api docs (i'm probably just looking
> in the wrong place).  I can see the url data in the object but it's private.

Well the RedirectTo matcher gets it using


I'd probably write the check as

   response.should be_redirect

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