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

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 09:21:16 EST 2008

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Rick DeNatale <rick.denatale at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>     response.redirect_url
>  I'd probably write the check as
>    response.should be_redirect
>    response.redirect_url.should
>  match(%r{^http://test.host/admin/users/batch_saved(\?|$)})

That seems reasonable given what is offered.

What do you guys think of a new matcher named redirect_with:

response.should redirect_with(:controller => 'admin/users', :action =>

This would let you express exactly what you want and only accept a
Hash and only match those present in the expectation, ignoring
anything else in the Hash.

I don't have the cycles to add this anytime soon, so if you like the
idea, feel free to submit a patch to the tracker.


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