[rspec-users] GET a path in a controller spec

Andrew Premdas apremdas at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 05:52:02 EST 2010

On 31 January 2010 22:02, Nick Hoffman <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> One of my controller actions sends a redirect if the request URI begins
> with /foods/search
>  34  def search
>  35    return redirect_to "/#{params[:name]}" if
> request.request_uri.match /^\/foods\/search/
> Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to spec this.
> >From everything that I've read while researching this problem, it seems
> that #get and #post only accept the action to call, and a hash of
> parameters. IE:
>  get :action, :some => 'param'
> As a result, I can't do this:
>  121  it 'redirects /foods/search/almonds to /almonds' do
>  122    get '/foods/search/almonds'
>  123    response.should redirect_to "/almonds"
>  124  end
> How can I spec this?
> Thanks for your help,
> Nick
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You might find this easier to do as an integration test. I'd use cucumber
for this. Personally I think speccing controllers is pretty hard for the
benefits it gives, and if you keep your controllers real simple and thin and
use cucumber you can discard most controller specs.
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