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Rails 3.1.7 (Jul 26, 2012)

  • Do not convert digest auth strings to symbols. CVE-2012-3424

Rails 3.1.6 (Jun 12, 2012)

  • nil is removed from array parameter values

    CVE-2012-2694

Rails 3.1.5 (May 31, 2012)

  • Detect optional glob params when adding non-greedy regexp - closes #4817.

  • Strip null bytes from Location header

  • Return the same session data object when setting session id

  • Avoid inspecting the whole route set, closes #1525

  • Strip [nil] from parameters hash. Thanks to Ben Murphy for reporting this! CVE-2012-2660

Rails 3.1.4 (unreleased)

  • :subdomain can now be specified with a value of false in url_for, allowing for subdomain(s) removal from the host during link generation. GH #4083

    Arun Agrawal

  • Skip assets group in Gemfile and all assets configurations options when the application is generated with --skip-sprockets option.

    Guillermo Iguaran

  • Use ProcessedAsset#pathname in Sprockets helpers when debugging is on. Closes #3333 #3348 #3361.

    Guillermo Iguaran

  • Allow to use asset_path on named_routes aliasing RailsHelper's asset_path to path_to_asset Adrian Pike

  • Assets should use the request protocol by default or default to relative if no request is available Jonathan del Strother

Rails 3.1.3 (November 20, 2011)

  • Downgrade sprockets to ~> 2.0.3. Using 2.1.0 caused regressions.

  • Fix using tranlate helper with a html translation which uses the :count option for pluralization.

    Jon Leighton

Rails 3.1.2 (November 18, 2011)

  • Fix XSS security vulnerability in the translate helper method. When using interpolation in combination with HTML-safe translations, the interpolated input would not get HTML escaped. GH 3664

    Before:

    translate('foo_html', :something => '<script>') # => "...<script>..."
    

    After:

    translate('foo_html', :something => '<script>') # => "...&lt;script&gt;..."
    

    Sergey Nartimov

  • Upgrade sprockets dependency to ~> 2.1.0

  • Ensure that the format isn't applied twice to the cache key, else it becomes impossible to target with expire_action.

    Christopher Meiklejohn

  • Swallow error when can't unmarshall object from session.

    Bruno Zanchet

  • Implement a workaround for a bug in ruby-1.9.3p0 where an error would be raised while attempting to convert a template from one encoding to another.

    Please see http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/5564 for details of the bug.

    The workaround is to load all conversions into memory ahead of time, and will only happen if the ruby version is exactly 1.9.3p0. The hope is obviously that the underlying problem will be resolved in the next patchlevel release of 1.9.3.

    Jon Leighton

  • Ensure users upgrading from 3.0.x to 3.1.x will properly upgrade their flash object in session (issues #3298 and #2509)

Rails 3.1.1 (October 7, 2011)

  • stylesheet_link_tag('/stylesheets/application') and similar helpers doesn't throw Sprockets::FileOutsidePaths exception anymore Santiago Pastorino

  • Ensure default_asset_host_protocol is respected, closes #2980. José Valim

    Changing rake db:schema:dump to run :environment as well as :load_config, as running :load_config alone will lead to the dumper being run without including extensions such as those included in foreigner and spatial_adapter.

    This reverses a change made here: https://github.com/rails/rails/commit/5df72a238e9fcb18daf6ab6e6dc9051c9106d7bb#L0L324

    I'm assuming here that :load_config needs to be invoked separately from :environment, as it is elsewhere in the file for db operations, if not the alternative is to go back to "task :dump => :environment do".

    Ben Woosley

  • Update to rack-cache 1.1.

    Versions prior to 1.1 delete the If-Modified-Since and If-Not-Modified headers when config.action_controller.perform_caching is true. This has two problems: * unexpected inconsistent behaviour between development & production environments * breaks applications that use of these headers

    Brendan Ribera

  • Ensure that enhancements to assets:precompile task are only run once Sam Pohlenz

  • TestCase should respect the view_assigns API instead of pulling variables on its own. José Valim

  • javascript_path and stylesheet_path now refer to /assets if asset pipelining is on. Santiago Pastorino

  • button_to support form option. Now you're able to pass for example 'data-type' => 'json'. ihower

  • image_path and image_tag should use /assets if asset pipelining is turned on. Closes #3126 Santiago Pastorino and christos

  • Avoid use of existing precompiled assets during rake assets:precompile run. Closes #3119 Guillermo Iguaran

  • Copy assets to nondigested filenames too Santiago Pastorino

  • Give precedence to config.digest = false over the existence of manifest.yml asset digests christos

  • escape options for the stylesheet_link_tag method Alexey Vakhov

  • Re-launch assets:precompile task using (Rake.)ruby instead of Kernel.exec so it works on Windows cablegram

  • env var passed to process shouldn't be modified in process method. [Santiago Pastorino]

  • rake assets:precompile loads the application but does not initialize it.

    To the app developer, this means configuration add in config/initializers/* will not be executed.

    Plugins developers need to special case their initializers that are meant to be run in the assets group by adding :group => :assets. José Valim

  • Sprockets uses config.assets.prefix for asset_path asee

  • FileStore key_file_path properly limit filenames to 255 characters. phuibonhoa

  • Fix Hash#to_query edge case with html_safe strings. brainopia

  • Allow asset tag helper methods to accept :digest => false option in order to completely avoid the digest generation. Useful for linking assets from static html files or from emails when the user could probably look at an older html email with an older asset. Santiago Pastorino

  • Don't mount Sprockets server at config.assets.prefix if config.assets.compile is false. Mark J. Titorenko

  • Set relative url root in assets when controller isn't available for Sprockets (eg. Sass files using asset_path). Fixes #2435 Guillermo Iguaran

  • Fix basic auth credential generation to not make newlines. GH #2882

  • Fixed the behavior of asset pipeline when config.assets.digest and config.assets.compile are false and requested asset isn't precompiled. Before the requested asset were compiled anyway ignoring that the config.assets.compile flag is false. Guillermo Iguaran

  • CookieJar is now Enumerable. Fixes #2795

  • Fixed AssetNotPrecompiled error raised when rake assets:precompile is compiling certain .erb files. See GH #2763 #2765 #2805 Guillermo Iguaran

  • Manifest is correctly placed in assets path when default assets prefix is changed. Fixes #2776 Guillermo Iguaran

  • Fixed stylesheet_link_tag and javascript_include_tag to respect additional options passed by the users when debug is on. Guillermo Iguaran

  • Fix ActiveRecord#exists? when passsed a nil value

  • Fix assert_select_email to work on multipart and non-multipart emails as the method stopped working correctly in Rails 3.x due to changes in the new mail gem.

Rails 3.1.0 (August 30, 2011)

  • Param values are paramified in controller tests. David Chelimsky

  • x_sendfile_header now defaults to nil and config/environments/production.rb doesn't set a particular value for it. This allows servers to set it through X-Sendfile-Type. Santiago Pastorino

  • The submit form helper does not generate an id "object_name_id" anymore. fbrusatti

  • Make sure respond_with with :js tries to render a template in all cases José Valim

  • json_escape will now return a SafeBuffer string if it receives SafeBuffer string tenderlove

  • Make sure escape_js returns SafeBuffer string if it receives SafeBuffer string Prem Sichanugrist

  • Fix escape_js to work correctly with the new SafeBuffer restriction Paul Gallagher

  • Brought back alternative convention for namespaced models in i18n thoefer

    Now the key can be either "namespace.model" or "namespace/model" until further deprecation.

  • It is prohibited to perform a in-place SafeBuffer mutation tenderlove

    The old behavior of SafeBuffer allowed you to mutate string in place via method like sub!. These methods can add unsafe strings to a safe buffer, and the safe buffer will continue to be marked as safe.

    An example problem would be something like this:

    <%= link_to('hello world', @user).sub!(/hello/, params[:xss])  %>
    

    In the above example, an untrusted string (params[:xss]) is added to the safe buffer returned by link_to, and the untrusted content is successfully sent to the client without being escaped. To prevent this from happening sub! and other similar methods will now raise an exception when they are called on a safe buffer.

    In addition to the in-place versions, some of the versions of these methods which return a copy of the string will incorrectly mark strings as safe. For example:

     <%= link_to('hello world', @user).sub(/hello/, params[:xss]) %>
    

    The new versions will now ensure that all strings returned by these methods on safe buffers are marked unsafe.

    You can read more about this change in http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-security/browse_thread/thread/2e516e7acc96c4fb

  • Warn if we cannot verify CSRF token authenticity José Valim

  • Allow AM/PM format in datetime selectors Aditya Sanghi

  • Only show dump of regular env methods on exception screen (not all the rack crap) DHH

  • auto_link has been removed with no replacement. If you still use auto_link please install the rails_autolink gem: http://github.com/tenderlove/rails_autolink

    tenderlove

  • Added streaming support, you can enable it with: José Valim

    class PostsController < ActionController::Base
      stream :only => :index
    end
    

    Please read the docs at ActionController::Streaming for more information.

  • Added ActionDispatch::Request.ignore_accept_header to ignore accept headers and only consider the format given as parameter José Valim

  • Created ActionView::Renderer and specified an API for ActionView::Context, check those objects for more information José Valim

  • Added ActionController::ParamsWrapper to wrap parameters into a nested hash, and will be turned on for JSON request in new applications by default Prem Sichanugrist

    This can be customized by setting ActionController::Base.wrap_parameters in config/initializer/wrap_parameters.rb

  • RJS has been extracted out to a gem. fxn

  • Implicit actions named not_implemented can be rendered. Santiago Pastorino

  • Wildcard route will always match the optional format segment by default. Prem Sichanugrist

    For example if you have this route:

    map '*pages' => 'pages#show'
    

    by requesting '/foo/bar.json', your params[:pages] will be equals to "foo/bar" with the request format of JSON. If you want the old 3.0.x behavior back, you could supply :format => false like this:

    map '*pages' => 'pages#show', :format => false
    
  • Added Base.http_basic_authenticate_with to do simple http basic authentication with a single class method call DHH

    class PostsController < ApplicationController
      USER_NAME, PASSWORD = "dhh", "secret"
    
      before_filter :authenticate, :except => [ :index ]
    
      def index
        render :text => "Everyone can see me!"
      end
    
      def edit
        render :text => "I'm only accessible if you know the password"
      end
    
      private
        def authenticate
          authenticate_or_request_with_http_basic do |user_name, password|
            user_name == USER_NAME && password == PASSWORD
          end
        end
    end
    

    ..can now be written as

    class PostsController < ApplicationController
      http_basic_authenticate_with :name => "dhh", :password => "secret", :except => :index
    
      def index
        render :text => "Everyone can see me!"
      end
    
      def edit
        render :text => "I'm only accessible if you know the password"
      end
    end
    
  • Allow you to add force_ssl into controller to force browser to transfer data via HTTPS protocol on that particular controller. You can also specify :only or :except to specific it to particular action. DHH and Prem Sichanugrist

  • Allow FormHelper#form_for to specify the :method as a direct option instead of through the :html hash DHH

    form_for(@post, remote: true, method: :delete) instead of form_for(@post, remote: true, html: { method: :delete })
    
  • Make JavaScriptHelper#j() an alias for JavaScriptHelper#escape_javascript() -- note this then supersedes the Object#j() method that the JSON gem adds within templates using the JavaScriptHelper DHH

  • Sensitive query string parameters (specified in config.filter_parameters) will now be filtered out from the request paths in the log file. Prem Sichanugrist, fxn

  • URL parameters which return false for to_param now appear in the query string (previously they were removed) Andrew White

  • URL parameters which return nil for to_param are now removed from the query string Andrew White

  • ActionDispatch::MiddlewareStack now uses composition over inheritance. It is no longer an array which means there may be methods missing that were not tested.

  • Add an :authenticity_token option to form_tag for custom handling or to omit the token (pass :authenticity_token => false). Jakub Kuźma, Igor Wiedler

  • HTML5 button_tag helper. Rizwan Reza

  • Template lookup now searches further up in the inheritance chain. Artemave

  • Brought back config.action_view.cache_template_loading, which allows to decide whether templates should be cached or not. Piotr Sarnacki

  • url_for and named url helpers now accept :subdomain and :domain as options, Josh Kalderimis

  • The redirect route method now also accepts a hash of options which will only change the parts of the url in question, or an object which responds to call, allowing for redirects to be reused (check the documentation for examples). Josh Kalderimis

  • Added config.action_controller.include_all_helpers. By default 'helper :all' is done in ActionController::Base, which includes all the helpers by default. Setting include_all_helpers to false will result in including only application_helper and helper corresponding to controller (like foo_helper for foo_controller). Piotr Sarnacki

  • Added a convenience idiom to generate HTML5 data-* attributes in tag helpers from a :data hash of options:

    tag("div", :data => {:name => 'Stephen', :city_state => %w(Chicago IL)})
    # => <div data-name="Stephen" data-city-state="[&quot;Chicago&quot;,&quot;IL&quot;]" />
    

    Keys are dasherized. Values are JSON-encoded, except for strings and symbols. Stephen Celis

  • Deprecate old template handler API. The new API simply requires a template handler to respond to call. José Valim

  • :rhtml and :rxml were finally removed as template handlers. José Valim

  • Moved etag responsibility from ActionDispatch::Response to the middleware stack. José Valim

  • Rely on Rack::Session stores API for more compatibility across the Ruby world. This is backwards incompatible since Rack::Session expects #get_session to accept 4 arguments and requires #destroy_session instead of simply #destroy. José Valim

  • file_field automatically adds :multipart => true to the enclosing form. Santiago Pastorino

  • Renames csrf_meta_tag -> csrf_meta_tags, and aliases csrf_meta_tag for backwards compatibility. fxn

  • Add Rack::Cache to the default stack. Create a Rails store that delegates to the Rails cache, so by default, whatever caching layer you are using will be used for HTTP caching. Note that Rack::Cache will be used if you use #expires_in, #fresh_when or #stale with :public => true. Otherwise, the caching rules will apply to the browser only. Yehuda Katz, Carl Lerche

Rails 3.0.7 (April 18, 2011)

  • No changes.

  • Rails 3.0.6 (April 5, 2011)

  • Fixed XSS vulnerability in auto_link. auto_link no longer marks input as html safe. Please make sure that calls to auto_link() are wrapped in a sanitize(), or a raw() depending on the type of input passed to auto_link(). For example:

    <%= sanitize(auto_link(some_user_input)) %>
    

    Thanks to Torben Schulz for reporting this. The fix can be found here: 61ee3449674c591747db95f9b3472c5c3bd9e84d

  • Fixes the output of rake routes to be correctly match to the behavior of the application, as the regular expression used to match the path is greedy and won't capture the format part by default Prem Sichanugrist

  • Fixes an issue with number_to_human when converting values which are less than 1 but greater than -1 Josh Kalderimis

  • Sensitive query string parameters (specified in config.filter_parameters) will now be filtered out from the request paths in the log file. Prem Sichanugrist, fxn

  • URL parameters which return nil for to_param are now removed from the query string Andrew White

  • Don't allow i18n to change the minor version, version now set to ~> 0.5.0 Santiago Pastorino

  • Make TranslationHelper#translate use the :rescue_format option in I18n 0.5.0 Sven Fuchs

  • Fix regression: javascript_include_tag shouldn't raise if you register an expansion key with nil or [] value Santiago Pastorino

  • Fix Action caching bug where an action that has a non-cacheable response always renders a nil response body. It now correctly renders the response body. Cheah Chu Yeow

Rails 3.0.5 (February 26, 2011)

  • No changes.

Rails 3.0.4 (February 8, 2011)

  • No changes.

Rails 3.0.3 (November 16, 2010)

  • When ActiveRecord::Base objects are sent to predicate methods, the id of the object should be sent to ARel, not the ActiveRecord::Base object.

  • :constraints routing should only do sanity checks against regular expressions. String arguments are OK.

Rails 3.0.2 (November 15, 2010)

  • The helper number_to_currency accepts a new :negative_format option to be able to configure how to render negative amounts. Don Wilson

Rails 3.0.1 (October 15, 2010)

  • No Changes, just a version bump.

Rails 3.0.0 (August 29, 2010)

  • password_field renders with nil value by default making the use of passwords secure by default, if you want to render you should do for instance f.password_field(:password, :value => @user.password) Santiago Pastorino

  • Symbols and strings in routes should yield the same behavior. Note this may break existing apps that were using symbols with the new routes API. José Valim

  • Add clear_helpers as a way to clean up all helpers added to this controller, maintaining just the helper with the same name as the controller. José Valim

  • Support routing constraints in functional tests. Andrew White

  • Add a header that tells Internet Explorer (all versions) to use the best available standards support. Yehuda Katz

  • Allow stylesheet/javascript extensions to be changed through railties. Josh Kalderimis

  • link_to, button_to, and tag/tag_options now rely on html_escape instead of escape_once. fxn

  • url_for returns always unescaped strings, and the :escape option is gone. fxn

  • Added accept-charset parameter and _snowman hidden field to force the contents of Rails POSTed forms to be in UTF-8 Yehuda Katz

  • Upgrade to Rack 1.2.1 Jeremy Kemper

  • Allow :path to be given to match/get/post/put/delete instead of :path_names in the new router Carlos Antônio da Silva

  • Added resources_path_names to the new router DSL José Valim

  • Allow options to be given to the namespace method in the new router Carlos Antônio da Silva

  • Deprecate :name_prefix in the new router DSL José Valim

  • Add shallow routes back to the new router Diego Carrion, Andrew White

    resources :posts do
      shallow do
        resources :comments
      end
    end
    
    You can now use comment_path for /comments/1 instead of post_comment_path for /posts/1/comments/1.
    
  • Add support for multi-subdomain session by setting cookie host in session cookie so you can share session between www.example.com, example.com and user.example.com. #4818 Guillermo Álvarez

  • Removed textilize, textilize_without_paragraph and markdown helpers. Santiago Pastorino

  • Remove middleware laziness José Valim

  • Make session stores rely on request.cookie_jar and change set_session semantics to return the cookie value instead of a boolean. José Valim

  • OAuth 2: HTTP Token Authorization support to complement Basic and Digest Authorization. Rick Olson

  • Fixed inconsistencies in form builder and view helpers #4432 Neeraj Singh

  • Both :xml and :json renderers now forwards the given options to the model, allowing you to invoke them as render :xml => @projects, :include => :tasks José Valim, Yehuda Katz

  • Renamed the field error CSS class from fieldWithErrors to field_with_errors for consistency. Jeremy Kemper

  • Add support for shorthand routes like /projects/status(.:format) #4423 Diego Carrion

  • Changed translate helper so that it doesn’t mark every translation as safe HTML. Only keys with a "_html" suffix and keys named "html" are considered to be safe HTML. All other translations are left untouched. Craig Davey

  • New option :as added to form_for allows to change the object name. The old <% form_for :client, @post %> becomes <% form_for @post, :as => :client %> spastorino

  • Removed verify method in controllers. JV It's now available as a plugin at http://github.com/rails/verification

  • Removed input, form, error_messages_for and error_message_on from views. JV It's now available as a plugin at http://github.com/rails/dynamic_form

  • Routes can be scoped by controller module. Jeremy Kemper

    # /session => Auth::SessionsController
    scope :module => 'auth' do
      resource :session
    end
    
  • Added #favicon_link_tag, it uses #image_path so in particular the favicon gets an asset ID fxn

  • Fixed that default locale templates should be used if the current locale template is missing DHH

  • Added all the new HTML5 form types as individual form tag methods (search, url, number, etc) #3646 Stephen Celis

  • Changed the object used in routing constraints to be an instance of ActionDispatch::Request rather than Rack::Request YK

  • Changed ActionDispatch::Request#method to return a String, to be compatible with Rack::Request. Added ActionDispatch::Request#method_symbol to return a symbol form of the request method. YK

  • Changed ActionDispatch::Request#method to return the original method and #request_method to return the overridden method in the case of methodoverride being used (this means that #method returns "HEAD" and #request_method returns "GET" in HEAD requests). This is for compatibility with Rack::Request YK

  • #concat is now deprecated in favor of using <%= %> helpers YK

  • Block helpers now return Strings, so you can use <%= form_for @foo do |f| %>. <% form_for do |f| %> still works with deprecation notices YK

  • Add a new #mount method on the router that does not anchor the PATH_INFO at the end YK & CL

  • Create a new LookupContext object that is responsible for performantly finding a template for a given pattern JV

  • Removed relative_url_for in favor of respecting SCRIPT_NAME YK & CL

  • Changed file streaming to use Rack::Sendfile middleware YK

  • ActionDispatch::Request#content_type returns a String to be compatible with Rack::Request. Use #content_mime_type for the Mime::Type instance YK

  • Updated Prototype to 1.6.1 and Scriptaculous to 1.8.3 ML

  • Change the preferred way that URL helpers are included into a class*YK & CL*

    # for all helpers including named routes
    include Rails.application.router.url_helpers
    
    # for just url_for
    include Rails.application.router.url_for
    
  • Fixed that PrototypeHelper#update_page should return html_safe DHH

  • Fixed that much of DateHelper wouldn't return html_safe? strings DHH

  • Fixed that fragment caching should return a cache hit as html_safe (or it would all just get escaped) DHH

  • Added that ActionController::Base now does helper :all instead of relying on the default ApplicationController in Rails to do it DHH

  • Added ActionDispatch::Request#authorization to access the http authentication header regardless of its proxy hiding DHH

  • Added :alert, :notice, and :flash as options to ActionController::Base#redirect_to that'll automatically set the proper flash before the redirection [DHH]. Examples:

    flash[:notice] = 'Post was created'
    redirect_to(@post)
    

    ...becomes:

    redirect_to(@post, :notice => 'Post was created')
    
  • Added ActionController::Base#notice/= and ActionController::Base#alert/= as a convenience accessors in both the controller and the view for flash[:notice]/= and flash[:alert]/= DHH

  • Introduce grouped_collection_select helper. #1249 Dan Codeape, Erik Ostrom

  • Make sure javascript_include_tag/stylesheet_link_tag does not append ".js" or ".css" onto external urls. #1664 Matthew Rudy Jacobs

  • Ruby 1.9: fix Content-Length for multibyte send_data streaming. #2661 Sava Chankov

  • Ruby 1.9: ERB template encoding using a magic comment at the top of the file. Jeremy Kemper <%# encoding: utf-8 %>

  • Change integration test helpers to accept Rack environment instead of just HTTP Headers Pratik Naik

    Before : get '/path', {}, 'Accept' => 'text/javascript' After : get '/path', {}, 'HTTP_ACCEPT' => 'text/javascript'

  • Instead of checking Rails.env.test? in Failsafe middleware, check env["rails.raise_exceptions"] Bryan Helmkamp

  • Fixed that TestResponse.cookies was returning cookies unescaped #1867 Doug McInnes

2.3.2 Final (March 15, 2009)

  • Fixed that redirection would just log the options, not the final url (which lead to "Redirected to #Post:0x23150b8") DHH

  • Don't check authenticity tokens for any AJAX requests Ross Kaffenberger/Bryan Helmkamp

  • Added ability to pass in :public => true to fresh_when, stale?, and expires_in to make the request proxy cachable #2095 Gregg Pollack

  • Fixed that passing a custom form builder would be forwarded to nested fields_for calls #2023 Eloy Duran/Nate Wiger

  • Form option helpers now support disabled option tags and the use of lambdas for selecting/disabling option tags from collections #837 Tekin

  • Added partial scoping to TranslationHelper#translate, so if you call translate(".foo") from the people/index.html.erb template, you'll actually be calling I18n.translate("people.index.foo") DHH

  • Fix a syntax error in current_page?() that was prevent matches against URL's with multiple query parameters #1385, #1868 chris finne/Andrew White

  • Added localized rescue template when I18n.locale is set (ex: public/404.da.html) #1835 José Valim

  • Make the form_for and fields_for helpers support the new Active Record nested update options. #1202 Eloy Duran

    <% form_for @person do |person_form| %>
    ...
    <% person_form.fields_for :projects do |project_fields| %>
      <% if project_fields.object.active? %>
        Name: <%= project_fields.text_field :name %>
      <% end %>
    <% end %>
    <% end %>
    
  • Added grouped_options_for_select helper method for wrapping option tags in optgroups. #977 Jon Crawford

  • Implement HTTP Digest authentication. #1230 [Gregg Kellogg, Pratik Naik] Example :

    class DummyDigestController < ActionController::Base USERS = { "lifo" => 'world' }

    before_filter :authenticate
    
    def index
      render :text => "Hello Secret"
    end
    
    private
    
    def authenticate
      authenticate_or_request_with_http_digest("Super Secret") do |username|
        # Return the user's password
        USERS[username]
      end
    end
    

    end

  • Improved i18n support for the number_to_human_size helper. Changes the storage_units translation data; update your translations accordingly. #1634 Yaroslav Markin storage_units: # %u is the storage unit, %n is the number (default: 2 MB) format: "%n %u" units: byte: one: "Byte" other: "Bytes" kb: "KB" mb: "MB" gb: "GB" tb: "TB"

  • Added :silence option to BenchmarkHelper#benchmark and turned log_level into a hash parameter and deprecated the old use DHH

  • Fixed the AssetTagHelper cache to use the computed asset host as part of the cache key instead of just assuming the its a string #1299 DHH

  • Make ActionController#render(string) work as a shortcut for render :file/:template/:action => string. [#1435] [Pratik Naik] Examples:

    # Instead of render(:action => 'other_action') render('other_action') # argument has no '/' render(:other_action)

    # Instead of render(:template => 'controller/action') render('controller/action') # argument must not begin with a '/', but contain a '/'

    # Instead of render(:file => '/Users/lifo/home.html.erb') render('/Users/lifo/home.html.erb') # argument must begin with a '/'

  • Add :prompt option to date/time select helpers. #561 Sam Oliver

  • Fixed that send_file shouldn't set an etag #1578 Hongli Lai

  • Allow users to opt out of the spoofing checks in Request#remote_ip. Useful for sites whose traffic regularly triggers false positives. Darren Boyd

  • Deprecated formatted_polymorphic_url. Jeremy Kemper

  • Added the option to declare an asset_host as an object that responds to call (see http://github.com/dhh/asset-hosting-with-minimum-ssl for an example) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added support for multiple routes.rb files (useful for plugin engines). This also means that draw will no longer clear the route set, you have to do that by hand (shouldn't make a difference to you unless you're doing some funky stuff) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Dropped formatted_* routes in favor of just passing in :format as an option. This cuts resource routes generation in half #1359 aaronbatalion

  • Remove support for old double-encoded cookies from the cookie store. These values haven't been generated since before 2.1.0, and any users who have visited the app in the intervening 6 months will have had their cookie upgraded. Michael Koziarski

  • Allow helpers directory to be overridden via ActionController::Base.helpers_dir #1424 Sam Pohlenz

  • Remove deprecated ActionController::Base#assign_default_content_type_and_charset

  • Changed the default of ActionView#render to assume partials instead of files when not given an options hash [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Examples:

    # Instead of <%= render :partial => "account" %>
    <%= render "account" %>
    
    # Instead of <%= render :partial => "account", :locals => { :account => @buyer } %>
    <%= render "account", :account => @buyer %>
    
    # @account is an Account instance, so it uses the RecordIdentifier to replace
    # <%= render :partial => "accounts/account", :locals => { :account => @account } %>
    <%= render(@account) %>
    
    # @posts is an array of Post instances, so it uses the RecordIdentifier to replace
    # <%= render :partial => "posts/post", :collection => @posts %>
    <%= render(@posts) %>
    
  • Remove deprecated render_component. Please use the plugin from http://github.com/rails/render_component/tree/master Pratik Naik

  • Fixed RedCloth and BlueCloth shouldn't preload. Instead just assume that they're available if you want to use textilize and markdown and let autoload require them David Heinemeier Hansson

2.2.2 (November 21st, 2008)

  • I18n: translate number_to_human_size. Add storage_units: [Bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB] to your translations. #1448 Yaroslav Markin

  • Restore backwards compatible functionality for setting relative_url_root. Include deprecation

  • Switched the CSRF module to use the request content type to decide if the request is forgeable. #1145 Jeff Cohen

  • Added :only and :except to map.resources to let people cut down on the number of redundant routes in an application. Typically only useful for huge routesets. #1215 Tom Stuart

    map.resources :products, :only => :show do |product| product.resources :images, :except => :destroy end

  • Added render :js for people who want to render inline JavaScript replies without using RJS David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Fixed that polymorphic_url should compact given array #1317 hiroshi

  • Fixed the sanitize helper to avoid double escaping already properly escaped entities #683 antonmos/Ryan McGeary

  • Fixed that FormTagHelper generated illegal html if name contained square brackets #1238 Vladimir Dobriakov

  • Fix regression bug that made date_select and datetime_select raise a Null Pointer Exception when a nil date/datetime was passed and only month and year were displayed #1289 Bernardo Padua/Tor Erik

  • Simplified the logging format for parameters (don't include controller, action, and format as duplicates) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Remove the logging of the Session ID when the session store is CookieStore David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Fixed regex in redirect_to to fully support URI schemes #1247 Seth Fitzsimmons

  • Fixed bug with asset timestamping when using relative_url_root #1265 Joe Goldwasser

2.2.0 RC1 (October 24th, 2008)

  • Fix incorrect closing CDATA delimiter and that HTML::Node.parse would blow up on unclosed CDATA sections packagethief

  • Added stale? and fresh_when methods to provide a layer of abstraction above request.fresh? and friends [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    class ArticlesController < ApplicationController
      def show_with_respond_to_block
        @article = Article.find(params[:id])
    
        # If the request sends headers that differs from the options provided to stale?, then
        # the request is indeed stale and the respond_to block is triggered (and the options
        # to the stale? call is set on the response).
        #
        # If the request headers match, then the request is fresh and the respond_to block is
        # not triggered. Instead the default render will occur, which will check the last-modified
        # and etag headers and conclude that it only needs to send a "304 Not Modified" instead
        # of rendering the template.
        if stale?(:last_modified => @article.published_at.utc, :etag => @article)
          respond_to do |wants|
            # normal response processing
          end
        end
      end
    
      def show_with_implied_render
        @article = Article.find(params[:id])
    
        # Sets the response headers and checks them against the request, if the request is stale
        # (i.e. no match of either etag or last-modified), then the default render of the template happens.
        # If the request is fresh, then the default render will return a "304 Not Modified"
        # instead of rendering the template.
        fresh_when(:last_modified => @article.published_at.utc, :etag => @article)
      end
    end
    
  • Added inline builder yield to atom_feed_helper tags where appropriate [Sam Ruby]. Example:

    entry.summary :type => 'xhtml' do |xhtml|
      xhtml.p pluralize(order.line_items.count, "line item")
      xhtml.p "Shipped to #{order.address}"
      xhtml.p "Paid by #{order.pay_type}"
    end
    
  • Make PrototypeHelper#submit_to_remote a wrapper around PrototypeHelper#button_to_remote. Tarmo Tänav

  • Set HttpOnly for the cookie session store's cookie. #1046

  • Added FormTagHelper#image_submit_tag confirm option #784 Alastair Brunton

  • Fixed FormTagHelper#submit_tag with :disable_with option wouldn't submit the button's value when was clicked #633 Jose Fernandez

  • Stopped logging template compiles as it only clogs up the log David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Changed the X-Runtime header to report in milliseconds David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Changed BenchmarkHelper#benchmark to report in milliseconds David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Changed logging format to be millisecond based and skip misleading stats [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Went from:

    Completed in 0.10000 (4 reqs/sec) | Rendering: 0.04000 (40%) | DB: 0.00400 (4%) | 200 OK [http://example.com]
    

    ...to:

    Completed in 100ms (View: 40, DB: 4) | 200 OK [http://example.com]
    
  • Add support for shallow nesting of routes. #838 S. Brent Faulkner

    Example :

    map.resources :users, :shallow => true do |user| user.resources :posts end

    • GET /users/1/posts (maps to PostsController#index action as usual) named route "user_posts" is added as usual.

    • GET /posts/2 (maps to PostsController#show action as if it were not nested) Additionally, named route "post" is added too.

  • Added button_to_remote helper. #3641 Donald Piret, Tarmo Tänav

  • Deprecate render_component. Please use render_component plugin from http://github.com/rails/render_component/tree/master Pratik Naik

  • Routes may be restricted to lists of HTTP methods instead of a single method or :any. #407 Brennan Dunn, Gaius Centus Novus map.resource :posts, :collection => { :search => [:get, :post] } map.session 'session', :requirements => { :method => [:get, :post, :delete] }

  • Deprecated implicit local assignments when rendering partials Josh Peek

  • Introduce current_cycle helper method to return the current value without bumping the cycle. #417 Ken Collins

  • Allow polymorphic_url helper to take url options. #880 Tarmo Tänav

  • Switched integration test runner to use Rack processor instead of CGI Josh Peek

  • Made AbstractRequest.if_modified_sense return nil if the header could not be parsed Jamis Buck

  • Added back ActionController::Base.allow_concurrency flag Josh Peek

  • AbstractRequest.relative_url_root is no longer automatically configured by a HTTP header. It can now be set in your configuration environment with config.action_controller.relative_url_root Josh Peek

  • Update Prototype to 1.6.0.2 #599 Patrick Joyce

  • Conditional GET utility methods. Jeremy Kemper response.last_modified = @post.updated_at response.etag = [:admin, @post, current_user]

    if request.fresh?(response)
      head :not_modified
    else
      # render ...
    end
    
  • All 2xx requests are considered successful Josh Peek

  • Fixed that AssetTagHelper#compute_public_path shouldn't cache the asset_host along with the source or per-request proc's won't run David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Removed config.action_view.cache_template_loading, use config.cache_classes instead Josh Peek

  • Get buffer for fragment cache from template's @output_buffer Josh Peek

  • Set config.action_view.warn_cache_misses = true to receive a warning if you perform an action that results in an expensive disk operation that could be cached Josh Peek

  • Refactor template preloading. New abstractions include Renderable mixins and a refactored Template class Josh Peek

  • Changed ActionView::TemplateHandler#render API method signature to render(template, local_assigns = {}) Josh Peek

  • Changed PrototypeHelper#submit_to_remote to PrototypeHelper#button_to_remote to stay consistent with link_to_remote (submit_to_remote still works as an alias) #8994 clemens

  • Add :recursive option to javascript_include_tag and stylesheet_link_tag to be used along with :all. #480 Damian Janowski

  • Allow users to disable the use of the Accept header Michael Koziarski

    The accept header is poorly implemented by browsers and causes strange
    

    errors when used on public sites where crawlers make requests too. You can use formatted urls (e.g. /people/1.xml) to support API clients in a much simpler way.

    To disable the header you need to set:

    config.action_controller.use_accept_header = false

  • Do not stat template files in production mode before rendering. You will no longer be able to modify templates in production mode without restarting the server Josh Peek

  • Deprecated TemplateHandler line offset Josh Peek

  • Allow caches_action to accept cache store options. #416. [José Valim]. Example:

    caches_action :index, :redirected, :if => Proc.new { |c| !c.request.format.json? }, :expires_in => 1.hour

  • Remove define_javascript_functions, javascript_include_tag and friends are far superior. Michael Koziarski

  • Deprecate :use_full_path render option. The supplying the option no longer has an effect Josh Peek

  • Add :as option to render a collection of partials with a custom local variable name. #509 Simon Jefford, Pratik Naik

    render :partial => 'other_people', :collection => @people, :as => :person

    This will let you access objects of @people as 'person' local variable inside 'other_people' partial template.

  • time_zone_select: support for regexp matching of priority zones. Resolves #195 Ernie Miller

  • Made ActionView::Base#render_file private Josh Peek

  • Refactor and simplify the implementation of assert_redirected_to. Arguments are now normalised relative to the controller being tested, not the root of the application. Michael Koziarski

    This could cause some erroneous test failures if you were redirecting between controllers in different namespaces and wrote your assertions relative to the root of the application.

  • Remove follow_redirect from controller functional tests.

    If you want to follow redirects you can use integration tests. The functional test version was only useful if you were using redirect_to :id=>...

  • Fix polymorphic_url with singleton resources. #461 Tammer Saleh

  • Replaced TemplateFinder abstraction with ViewLoadPaths Josh Peek

  • Added block-call style to link_to [Sam Stephenson/David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    <% link_to(@profile) do %>
      <strong><%= @profile.name %></strong> -- <span>Check it out!!</span>
    <% end %>
    
  • Performance: integration test benchmarking and profiling. Jeremy Kemper

  • Make caching more aware of mime types. Ensure request format is not considered while expiring cache. Jonathan del Strother

  • Drop ActionController::Base.allow_concurrency flag Josh Peek

  • More efficient concat and capture helpers. Remove ActionView::Base.erb_variable. Jeremy Kemper

  • Added page.reload functionality. Resolves #277. Sean Huber

  • Fixed Request#remote_ip to only raise hell if the HTTP_CLIENT_IP and HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR doesn't match (not just if they're both present) Mark Imbriaco, Bradford Folkens

  • Allow caches_action to accept a layout option José Valim

  • Added Rack processor Ezra Zygmuntowicz, Josh Peek

2.1.0 (May 31st, 2008)

  • InstanceTag#default_time_from_options overflows to DateTime Geoff Buesing

  • Fixed that forgery protection can be used without session tracking (Peter Jones) #139

  • Added session(:on) to turn session management back on in a controller subclass if the superclass turned it off (Peter Jones) #136

  • Change the request forgery protection to go by Content-Type instead of request.format so that you can't bypass it by POSTing to "#{request.uri}.xml" Rick Olson

  • InstanceTag#default_time_from_options with hash args uses Time.current as default; respects hash settings when time falls in system local spring DST gap Geoff Buesing

  • select_date defaults to Time.zone.today when config.time_zone is set Geoff Buesing

  • Fixed that TextHelper#text_field would corrypt when raw HTML was used as the value (mchenryc, Kevin Glowacz) #80

  • Added ActionController::TestCase#rescue_action_in_public! to control whether the action under test should use the regular rescue_action path instead of simply raising the exception inline (great for error testing) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Reduce number of instance variables being copied from controller to view. Pratik Naik

  • select_datetime and select_time default to Time.zone.now when config.time_zone is set Geoff Buesing

  • datetime_select defaults to Time.zone.now when config.time_zone is set Geoff Buesing

  • Remove ActionController::Base#view_controller_internals flag. Pratik Naik

  • Add conditional options to caches_page method. Paul Horsfall

  • Move missing template logic to ActionView. Pratik Naik

  • Introduce ActionView::InlineTemplate class. Pratik Naik

  • Automatically parse posted JSON content for Mime::JSON requests. Rick Olson

    POST /posts {"post": {"title": "Breaking News"}}

    def create @post = Post.create params[:post] # ... end

  • add json_escape ERB util to escape html entities in json strings that are output in HTML pages. Rick Olson

  • Provide a helper proxy to access helper methods from outside views. Closes #10839 Josh Peek e.g. ApplicationController.helpers.simple_format(text)

  • Improve documentation. Xavier Noria, leethal, jerome

  • Ensure RJS redirect_to doesn't html-escapes string argument. Closes #8546 Josh Peek, eventualbuddha, Pratik Naik

  • Support render :partial => collection of heterogeneous elements. #11491 Zach Dennis

  • Avoid remote_ip spoofing. Brian Candler

  • Added support for regexp flags like ignoring case in the :requirements part of routes declarations #11421 NeilW

  • Fixed that ActionController::Base#read_multipart would fail if boundary was exactly 10240 bytes #10886 ariejan

  • Fixed HTML::Tokenizer (used in sanitize helper) didn't handle unclosed CDATA tags #10071 esad, packagethief

  • Improve documentation. Ryan Bigg, Jan De Poorter, Cheah Chu Yeow, Xavier Shay, Jack Danger Canty, Emilio Tagua, Xavier Noria, Sunny Ripert

  • Fixed that FormHelper#radio_button would produce invalid ids #11298 harlancrystal

  • Added :confirm option to submit_tag #11415 Emilio Tagua

  • Fixed NumberHelper#number_with_precision to properly round in a way that works equally on Mac, Windows, Linux (closes #11409, #8275, #10090, #8027) zhangyuanyi

  • Allow the #simple_format text_helper to take an html_options hash for each paragraph. #2448 François Beausoleil, Chris O'Sullivan

  • Fix regression from filter refactoring where re-adding a skipped filter resulted in it being called twice. Rick Olson

  • Refactor filters to use Active Support callbacks. #11235 Josh Peek

  • Fixed that polymorphic routes would modify the input array #11363 thomas.lee

  • Added :format option to NumberHelper#number_to_currency to enable better localization support #11149 lylo

  • Fixed that TextHelper#excerpt would include one character too many #11268 Irfy

  • Fix more obscure nested parameter hash parsing bug. #10797 thomas.lee

  • Added ActionView::Helpers::register_javascript/stylesheet_expansion to make it easier for plugin developers to inject multiple assets. #10350 lotswholetime

  • Fix nested parameter hash parsing bug. #10797 thomas.lee

  • Allow using named routes in ActionController::TestCase before any request has been made. Closes #11273 Eloy Duran

  • Fixed that sweepers defined by cache_sweeper will be added regardless of the perform_caching setting. Instead, control whether the sweeper should be run with the perform_caching setting. This makes testing easier when you want to turn perform_caching on/off David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Make MimeResponds::Responder#any work without explicit types. Closes #11140 jaw6

  • Better error message for type conflicts when parsing params. Closes #7962 spicycode, matt

  • Remove unused ActionController::Base.template_class. Closes #10787 Pratik Naik

  • Moved template handlers related code from ActionView::Base to ActionView::Template. Pratik Naik

  • Tests for div_for and content_tag_for helpers. Closes #11223 Chris O'Sullivan

  • Allow file uploads in Integration Tests. Closes #11091 RubyRedRick

  • Refactor partial rendering into a PartialTemplate class. Pratik Naik

  • Added that requests with JavaScript as the priority mime type in the accept header and no format extension in the parameters will be treated as though their format was :js when it comes to determining which template to render. This makes it possible for JS requests to automatically render action.js.rjs files without an explicit respond_to block David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Tests for distance_of_time_in_words with TimeWithZone instances. Closes #10914 Ernesto Jimenez

  • Remove support for multivalued (e.g., '&'-delimited) cookies. Jamis Buck

  • Fix problem with render :partial collections, records, and locals. #11057 lotswholetime

  • Added support for naming concrete classes in sweeper declarations David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Remove ERB trim variables from trace template in case ActionView::Base.erb_trim_mode is changed in the application. #10098 Tim Pope, Chris Kampmeier

  • Fix typo in form_helper documentation. #10650 Xavier Shay, Chris Kampmeier

  • Fix bug with setting Request#format= after the getter has cached the value. #10889 cch1

  • Correct inconsistencies in RequestForgeryProtection docs. #11032 Mislav Marohnić

  • Introduce a Template class to ActionView. #11024 Pratik Naik

  • Introduce the :index option for form_for and fields_for to simplify multi-model forms (see http://railscasts.com/episodes/75). #9883 rmm5t

  • Introduce map.resources :cards, :as => 'tarjetas' to use a custom resource name in the URL: cards_path == '/tarjetas'. #10578 blj

  • TestSession supports indifferent access. #7372 tamc, Arsen7, mhackett, julik, jean.helou

  • Make assert_routing aware of the HTTP method used. #8039 mpalmer e.g. assert_routing({ :method => 'put', :path => '/product/321' }, { :controller => "product", :action => "update", :id => "321" })

  • Make map.root accept a single symbol as an argument to declare an alias. #10818 bscofield

    e.g. map.dashboard '/dashboard', :controller=>'dashboard' map.root :dashboard

  • Handle corner case with image_tag when passed 'messed up' image names. #9018 Duncan Beevers, mpalmer

  • Add label_tag helper for generating elements. #10802 DefV

  • Introduce TemplateFinder to handle view paths and lookups. #10800 Pratik Naik

  • Performance: optimize route recognition. Large speedup for apps with many resource routes. #10835 oleganza

  • Make render :partial recognise form builders and use the _form partial. #10814 Damian Janowski

  • Allow users to declare other namespaces when using the atom feed helpers. #10304 david.calavera

  • Introduce send_file :x_sendfile => true to send an X-Sendfile response header. Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed ActionView::Helpers::ActiveRecordHelper::form for when protect_from_forgery is used #10739 Jeremy Evans

  • Provide nicer access to HTTP Headers. Instead of request.env["HTTP_REFERRER"] you can now use request.headers["Referrer"]. Michael Koziarski

  • UrlWriter respects relative_url_root. #10748 Cheah Chu Yeow

  • The asset_host block takes the controller request as an optional second argument. Example: use a single asset host for SSL requests. #10549 Cheah Chu Yeow, Peter B, Tom Taylor

  • Support render :text => nil. #6684 tjennings, PotatoSalad, Cheah Chu Yeow

  • assert_response failures include the exception message. #10688 Seth Rasmussen

  • All fragment cache keys are now by default prefixed with the "views/" namespace David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Moved the caching stores from ActionController::Caching::Fragments::* to ActiveSupport::Cache::. If you're explicitly referring to a store, like ActionController::Caching::Fragments::MemoryStore, you need to update that reference with ActiveSupport::Cache::MemoryStore *David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Deprecated ActionController::Base.fragment_cache_store for ActionController::Base.cache_store David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Made fragment caching in views work for rjs and builder as well #6642 Dee Zsombor

  • Fixed rendering of partials with layout when done from site layout #9209 antramm

  • Fix atom_feed_helper to comply with the atom spec. Closes #10672 Xavier Shay

    • The tags created do not contain a date (http://feedvalidator.org/docs/error/InvalidTAG.html)
    • IDs are not guaranteed unique
    • A default self link was not provided, contrary to the documentation
    • NOTE: This changes tags for existing atom entries, but at least they validate now.
  • Correct indentation in tests. Closes #10671 Luca Guidi

  • Fix that auto_link looks for ='s in url paths (Amazon urls have them). Closes #10640 Brad Greenlee

  • Ensure that test case setup is run even if overridden. #10382 Josh Peek

  • Fix HTML Sanitizer to allow trailing spaces in CSS style attributes. Closes #10566 wesley.moxam

  • Add :default option to time_zone_select. #10590 Matt Aimonetti

2.0.2 (December 16th, 2007)

  • Added delete_via_redirect and put_via_redirect to integration testing #10497 philodespotos

  • Allow headers['Accept'] to be set by hand when calling xml_http_request #10461 BMorearty

  • Added OPTIONS to list of default accepted HTTP methods #10449 holoway

  • Added option to pass proc to ActionController::Base.asset_host for maximum configurability #10521 [Cheah Chu Yeow]. Example:

    ActionController::Base.asset_host = Proc.new { |source|
      if source.starts_with?('/images')
        "http://images.example.com"
      else
        "http://assets.example.com"
      end
    }
    
  • Fixed that ActionView#file_exists? would be incorrect if @first_render is set #10569 dbussink

  • Added that Array#to_param calls to_param on all it's elements #10473 brandon

  • Ensure asset cache directories are automatically created. #10337 Josh Peek, Cheah Chu Yeow

  • render :xml and :json preserve custom content types. #10388 jmettraux, Cheah Chu Yeow

  • Refactor Action View template handlers. #10437, #10455 Josh Peek

  • Fix DoubleRenderError message and leave out mention of returning false from filters. Closes #10380 Frederick Cheung

  • Clean up some cruft around ActionController::Base#head. Closes #10417 ssoroka

2.0.1 (December 7th, 2007)

  • Fixed send_file/binary_content for testing #8044 tolsen

  • When a NonInferrableControllerError is raised, make the proposed fix clearer in the error message. Closes #10199 Jack Danger Canty

  • Update Prototype to 1.6.0.1. sam

  • Update script.aculo.us to 1.8.0.1. madrobby

  • Add 'disabled' attribute to separators used in time zone and country selects. Closes #10354 Josh Susser

  • Added the same record identification guessing rules to fields_for as form_for has David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Fixed that verification violations with no specified action didn't halt the chain (now they do with a 400 Bad Request) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Raise UnknownHttpMethod exception for unknown HTTP methods. Closes #10303 Tarmo Tänav

  • Update to Prototype -r8232. sam

  • Make sure the optimisation code for routes doesn't get used if :host, :anchor or :port are provided in the hash arguments. [pager, Michael Koziarski] #10292

  • Added protection from trailing slashes on page caching #10229 devrieda

  • Asset timestamps are appended, not prepended. Closes #10276 Mike Naberezny

  • Minor inconsistency in description of render example. Closes #10029 ScottSchram

  • Add #prepend_view_path and #append_view_path instance methods on ActionController::Base for consistency with the class methods. Rick Olson

  • Refactor sanitizer helpers into HTML classes and make it easy to swap them out with custom implementations. Closes #10129. Rick Olson

  • Add deprecation for old subtemplate syntax for ActionMailer templates, use render :partial Rick Olson

  • Fix TemplateError so it doesn't bomb on exceptions while running tests Rick Olson

  • Fixed that named routes living under resources shouldn't have double slashes #10198 Isaac Feliu

  • Make sure that cookie sessions use a secret that is at least 30 chars in length. Michael Koziarski

  • Fixed that partial rendering should look at the type of the first render to determine its own type if no other clues are available (like when using text.plain.erb as the extension in AM) #10130 java

  • Fixed that has_many :through associations should render as collections too #9051 mathie/Jack Danger Canty

  • Added :mouseover short-cut to AssetTagHelper#image_tag for doing easy image swaps #6893 joost

  • Fixed handling of non-domain hosts #9479 purp

  • Fix syntax error in documentation example for cycle method. Closes #8735 foca

  • Document :with option for link_to_remote. Closes #8765 Ryan Bates

  • Document :minute_step option for time_select. Closes #8814 brupm

  • Explain how to use the :href option for link_to_remote to degrade gracefully in the absence of JavaScript. Closes #8911 vlad

  • Disambiguate :size option for text area tag. Closes #8955 redbeard

  • Fix broken tag in assert_tag documentation. Closes #9037 mfazekas

  • Add documentation for route conditions. Closes #9041 innu, Manfred Stienstra

  • Fix typo left over from previous typo fix in url helper. Closes #9414 Henrik N

  • Fixed that ActionController::CgiRequest#host_with_port() should handle standard port #10082 moro

  • Update Prototype to 1.6.0 and script.aculo.us to 1.8.0. sam, madrobby

  • Expose the cookie jar as a helper method (before the view would just get the raw cookie hash) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Integration tests: get_ and post_via_redirect take a headers hash. #9130 simonjefford

  • Simplfy #view_paths implementation. ActionView templates get the exact object, not a dup. Rick Olson

  • Update tests for ActiveSupport's JSON escaping change. Rick Olson

  • FormHelper's auto_index should use #to_param instead of #id_before_type_cast. Closes #9994 mattly

  • Doc typo fixes for ActiveRecordHelper. Closes #9973 mikong

  • Make example parameters in restful routing docs idiomatic. Closes #9993 Jack Danger Canty

  • Make documentation comment for mime responders match documentation example. Closes #9357 yon

  • Introduce a new test case class for functional tests. ActionController::TestCase. Michael Koziarski

  • Fix incorrect path in helper rdoc. Closes #9926 viktor tron

  • Partials also set 'object' to the default partial variable. #8823 Nick Retallack, Jeremy Kemper

  • Request profiler. Jeremy Kemper $ cat login_session.rb get_with_redirect '/' say "GET / => #{path}" post_with_redirect '/sessions', :username => 'john', :password => 'doe' say "POST /sessions => #{path}" $ ./script/performance/request -n 10 login_session.rb

  • Disabled checkboxes don't submit a form value. #9301 vladr, robinjfisher

  • Added tests for options to ActiveRecordHelper#form. Closes #7213 richcollins, mikong, Mislav Marohnić

  • Changed before_filter halting to happen automatically on render or redirect but no longer on simply returning false David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Ensure that cookies handle array values correctly. Closes #9937 queso

  • Make sure resource routes don't clash with internal helpers like javascript_path, image_path etc. #9928 Geoff Buesing

  • caches_page uses a single after_filter instead of one per action. #9891 Pratik Naik

  • Update Prototype to 1.6.0_rc1 and script.aculo.us to 1.8.0 preview 0. sam, madrobby

  • Dispatcher: fix that to_prepare should only run once in production. #9889 Nathaniel Talbott

  • Memcached sessions: add session data on initialization; don't silently discard exceptions; add unit tests. #9823 kamk

  • error_messages_for also takes :message and :header_message options which defaults to the old "There were problems with the following fields:" and " errors prohibited this from being saved". #8270 rmm5t, zach-inglis-lt3

  • Make sure that custom inflections are picked up by map.resources. #9815 Mislav Marohnić

  • Changed SanitizeHelper#sanitize to only allow the custom attributes and tags when specified in the call David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Extracted sanitization methods from TextHelper to SanitizeHelper David Heinemeier Hansson

  • rescue_from accepts :with => lambda { |exception| ... } or a normal block. #9827 Pratik Naik

  • Add :status to redirect_to allowing users to choose their own response code without manually setting headers. #8297 Coda Hale, chasgrundy

  • Add link_to :back which uses your referrer with a fallback to a javascript link. #7366 eventualbuddha, Tarmo Tänav

  • error_messages_for and friends also work with local variables. #9699 Frederick Cheung

  • Fix url_for, redirect_to, etc. with :controller => :symbol instead of 'string'. #8562, #9525 Justin Lynn, Tarmo Tänav, shoe

  • Use #require_library_or_gem to load the memcache library for the MemCache session and fragment cache stores. Closes #8662. Rick Olson

  • Move ActionController::Routing.optimise_named_routes to ActionController::Base.optimise_named_routes. Now you can set it in the config. Rick Olson

    config.action_controller.optimise_named_routes = false

  • ActionController::Routing::DynamicSegment#interpolation_chunk should call #to_s on all values before calling URI.escape. Rick Olson

  • Only accept session ids from cookies, prevents session fixation attacks. bradediger

2.0.0 Preview Release (September 29th, 2007) Includes duplicates of changes from 1.12.2 - 1.13.3

  • Fixed that render template did not honor exempt_from_layout #9698 pezra

  • Better error messages if you leave out the :secret option for request forgery protection. Closes #9670 Rick Olson

  • Allow ability to disable request forgery protection, disable it in test mode by default. Closes #9693 Pratik Naik

  • Avoid calling is_missing on LoadErrors. Closes #7460. ntalbott

  • Move Railties' Dispatcher to ActionController::Dispatcher, introduce before_ and after_dispatch callbacks, and warm up to non-CGI requests. Jeremy Kemper

  • The tag helper may bypass escaping. Jeremy Kemper

  • Cache asset ids. Jeremy Kemper

  • Optimized named routes respect AbstractRequest.relative_url_root. #9612 Daniel Morrison, Jeremy Kemper

  • Introduce ActionController::Base.rescue_from to declare exception-handling methods. Cleaner style than the case-heavy rescue_action_in_public. #9449 Norbert Crombach

  • Rename some RequestForgeryProtection methods. The class method is now #protect_from_forgery, and the default parameter is now 'authenticity_token'. Rick Olson

  • Merge csrf_killer plugin into rails. Adds RequestForgeryProtection model that verifies session-specific _tokens for non-GET requests. Rick Olson

  • Secure #sanitize, #strip_tags, and #strip_links helpers against xss attacks. Closes #8877. Rick Olson, Pratik Naik, Jacques Distler

    This merges and renames the popular white_list helper (along with some css sanitizing from Jacques Distler version of the same plugin). Also applied updated versions of #strip_tags and #strip_links from #8877.

  • Remove use of & logic operator. Closes #8114. watson

  • Fixed JavaScriptHelper#escape_javascript to also escape closing tags #8023 Ruy Asan

  • Fixed TextHelper#word_wrap for multiline strings with extra carrier returns #8663 seth

  • Fixed that setting the :host option in url_for would automatically turn off :only_path (since :host would otherwise not be shown) #9586 Bounga

  • Added FormHelper#label. #8641, #9850 jcoglan, Jarkko Laine

  • Added AtomFeedHelper (slightly improved from the atom_feed_helper plugin) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Prevent errors when generating routes for uncountable resources, (i.e. sheep where plural == singluar). map.resources :sheep now creates sheep_index_url for the collection and sheep_url for the specific item. Michael Koziarski

  • Added support for HTTP Only cookies (works in IE6+ and FF 2.0.5+) as an improvement for XSS attacks #8895 Pratik Naik, Mark Somerville

  • Don't warn when a path segment precedes a required segment. Closes #9615. Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed CaptureHelper#content_for to work with the optional content parameter instead of just the block #9434 [sandofsky/wildchild].

  • Added Mime::Type.register_alias for dealing with different formats using the same mime type [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    class PostsController < ApplicationController
      before_filter :adjust_format_for_iphone
    
      def index
        @posts = Post.find(:all)
    
        respond_to do |format|
          format.html   # => renders index.html.erb and uses "text/html" as the content type
          format.iphone # => renders index.iphone.erb and uses "text/html" as the content type
        end
      end
    
      private
        def adjust_format_for_iphone
          if request.env["HTTP_USER_AGENT"] && request.env["HTTP_USER_AGENT"][/iPhone/]
            request.format = :iphone
          end
        end
    end
    
  • Added that render :json will automatically call .to_json unless it's being passed a string [David Heinemeier Hansson].

  • Autolink behaves well with emails embedded in URLs. #7313 Jeremy McAnally, Tarmo Tänav

  • Fixed that default layouts did not take the format into account #9564 Pratik Naik

  • Fixed optimized route segment escaping. #9562 wildchild, Jeremy Kemper

  • Added block acceptance to JavaScriptHelper#javascript_tag. #7527 Bob Silva, Tarmo Tänav, rmm5t

  • root_path returns '/' not ''. #9563 Pratik Naik

  • Fixed that setting request.format should also affect respond_to blocks David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Add option to force binary mode on tempfile used for fixture_file_upload. #6380 Jonathan Viney

  • Fixed that resource namespaces wouldn't stick to all nested resources #9399 pixeltrix

  • Moved ActionController::Macros::AutoComplete into the auto_complete plugin on the official Rails svn. #9512 Pratik Naik

  • Moved ActionController::Macros::InPlaceEditing into the in_place_editor plugin on the official Rails svn. #9513 Pratik Naik

  • Removed deprecated form of calling xml_http_request/xhr without the first argument being the http verb David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Removed deprecated methods [David Heinemeier Hansson]:

    • ActionController::Base#keep_flash (use flash.keep instead)
    • ActionController::Base#expire_matched_fragments (just call expire_fragment with a regular expression)
    • ActionController::Base.template_root/= methods (use ActionController#Base.view_paths/= instead)
    • ActionController::Base.cookie (use ActionController#Base.cookies[]= instead)
  • Removed the deprecated behavior of appending ".png" to image_tag/image_path calls without an existing extension David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Removed ActionController::Base.scaffold -- it went through the whole idea of scaffolding (card board walls you remove and tweak one by one). Use the scaffold generator instead (it does resources too now!) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Optimise named route generation when using positional arguments. Michael Koziarski

    This change delivers significant performance benefits for the most common usage scenarios for modern rails applications by avoiding the costly trip through url_for. Initial benchmarks indicate this is between 6 and 20 times as fast.

  • Explicitly require active_record/query_cache before using it. Jeremy Kemper

  • Fix layout overriding response status. #9476 lotswholetime

  • Add field_set_tag for generating field_sets, closes #9477. Damian Janowski

  • Allow additional parameters to be passed to named route helpers when using positional arguments. Closes #8930 Ian White

  • Make render :partial work with a :collection of Hashes, previously this wasn't possible due to backwards compatibility restrictions. Pratik Naik

  • request.host works with IPv6 addresses. #9458 yuya

  • Fix bug where action caching sets the content type to the ActionCachePath object. Closes #9282 mindforge

  • Find layouts even if they're not in the first view_paths directory. Closes #9258 caio

  • Major improvement to the documentation for the options / select form helpers. Closes #9038 Chris Kampmeier, jardeon, wesg

  • Fix number_to_human_size when using different precisions. Closes #7536. RichardStrand, mpalmer

  • Added partial layouts (see example in action_view/lib/partials.rb) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Allow you to set custom :conditions on resource routes. Rick Olson

  • Fixed that file.content_type for uploaded files would include a trailing \r #9053 Brad Greenlee

  • url_for now accepts a series of symbols representing the namespace of the record Josh Knowles

  • Make :trailing_slash work with query parameters for url_for. Closes #4004 nov

  • Make sure missing template exceptions actually say which template they were looking for. Closes #8683 dasil003

  • Fix errors with around_filters which do not yield, restore 1.1 behaviour with after filters. Closes #8891 Stefan Kaes

    After filters will no longer be run if an around_filter fails to yield, users relying on this behaviour are advised to put the code in question after a yield statement in an around filter.

  • Allow you to delete cookies with options. Closes #3685 Josh Peek, Chris Wanstrath

  • Allow you to render views with periods in the name. Closes #8076 Norbert Crombach

    render :partial => 'show.html.erb'

  • Improve capture helper documentation. #8796 Chris Kampmeier

  • Prefix nested resource named routes with their action name, e.g. new_group_user_path(@group) instead of group_new_user_path(@group). The old nested action named route is deprecated in Rails 1.2.4. #8558 David Chelimsky

  • Allow sweepers to be created solely for expiring after controller actions, not model changes David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added assigns method to ActionController::Caching::Sweeper to easily access instance variables on the controller David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Give the legacy X-POST_DATA_FORMAT header greater precedence during params parsing for backward compatibility. Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed that link_to with an href of # when using :method will not allow for click-through without JavaScript #7037 Steven Bristol, Josh Peek

  • Fixed that radio_button_tag should generate unique ids #3353 Bob Silva, Rebecca, Josh Peek

  • Fixed that HTTP authentication should work if the header is called REDIRECT_X_HTTP_AUTHORIZATION as well #6754 Mislav Marohnić

  • Don't mistakenly interpret the request uri as the query string. #8731 Pratik Naik, Jeremy Kemper

  • Make ActionView#view_paths an attr_accessor for real this time. Also, don't perform an unnecessary #compact on the @view_paths array in #initialize. Closes #8582 dasil003, julik, Rick Olson

  • Tolerate missing content type on multipart file uploads. Fix for Safari 3. Jeremy Kemper

  • Deprecation: remove pagination. Install the classic_pagination plugin for forward compatibility, or move to the superior will_paginate plugin. #8157 Josh Peek

  • Action caching is limited to GET requests returning 200 OK status. #3335 tom@craz8.com, halfbyte, Dan Kubb, Josh Peek

  • Improve Text Helper test coverage. #7274 Rob Sanheim, Josh Peek

  • Improve helper test coverage. #7208, #7212, #7215, #7233, #7234, #7235, #7236, #7237, #7238, #7241, #7243, #7244 Rich Collins, Josh Peek

  • Improve UrlRewriter tests. #7207 Rich Collins

  • Resources: url_for([parent, child]) generates /parents/1/children/2 for the nested resource. Likewise with the other simply helpful methods like form_for and link_to. #6432 mhw, Jonathan Vaught, lotswholetime

  • Assume html format when rendering partials in RJS. #8076 Rick Olson

  • Don't double-escape url_for in views. #8144 Rich Collins, Josh Peek

  • Allow JSON-style values for the :with option of observe_field. Closes #8557 kommen

  • Remove RAILS_ROOT from backtrace paths. #8540 Tim Pope

  • Routing: map.resource :logo routes to LogosController so the controller may be reused for multiple nestings or namespaces. Jeremy Kemper

  • render :partial recognizes Active Record associations as Arrays. #8538 Kamal Fariz Mahyuddin

  • Routing: drop semicolon and comma as route separators. Jeremy Kemper

  • request.remote_ip understands X-Forwarded-For addresses with nonstandard whitespace. #7386 moses

  • Don't prepare response when rendering a component. #8493 jsierles

  • Reduce file stat calls when checking for template changes. #7736 alex

  • Added custom path cache_page/expire_page parameters in addition to the options hashes [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    def index
      caches_page(response.body, "/index.html")
    end
    
  • Action Caching speedup. #8231 Stefan Kaes

  • Wordsmith resources documentation. #8484 marclove

  • Fix syntax error in code example for routing documentation. #8377. Norbert Crombach

  • Routing: respond with 405 Method Not Allowed status when the route path matches but the HTTP method does not. #6953 Josh Peek, defeated, Dan Kubb, Coda Hale

  • Add support for assert_select_rjs with :show and :hide. #7780 dchelimsky

  • Make assert_select's failure messages clearer about what failed. #7779 dchelimsky

  • Introduce a default respond_to block for custom types. #8174 Josh Peek

  • auto_complete_field takes a :method option so you can GET or POST. #8120 zapnap

  • Added option to suppress :size when using :maxlength for FormTagHelper#text_field #3112 Tim Pope

  • catch possible WSOD when trying to render a missing partial. Closes #8454 Jonathan del Strother

  • Rewind request body after reading it, if possible. #8438 s450r1

  • Resource namespaces are inherited by their has_many subresources. #8280 marclove, Geoff Garside

  • Fix filtered parameter logging with nil parameter values. #8422 choonkeat

  • Integration tests: alias xhr to xml_http_request and add a request_method argument instead of always using POST. #7124 Nik Wakelin, François Beausoleil, Wizard

  • Document caches_action. #5419 Jarkko Laine

  • Update to Prototype 1.5.1. Sam Stephenson

  • Allow routes to be decalred under namespaces [Tobias Lütke]:

    map.namespace :admin do |admin| admin.root :controller => "products" admin.feed 'feed.xml', :controller => 'products', :action => 'feed', :format => 'xml' end

  • Update to script.aculo.us 1.7.1_beta3. Thomas Fuchs

  • observe_form always sends the serialized form. #5271 Manfred Stienstra, normelton@gmail.com

  • Parse url-encoded and multipart requests ourselves instead of delegating to CGI. Jeremy Kemper

  • select :include_blank option can be set to a string instead of true, which just uses an empty string. #7664 Wizard

  • Added url_for usage on render :location, which allows for record identification [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    render :xml => person, :status => :created, :location => person
    

    ...expands the location to person_url(person).

  • Introduce the request.body stream. Lazy-read to parse parameters rather than always setting RAW_POST_DATA. Reduces the memory footprint of large binary PUT requests. Jeremy Kemper

  • Add some performance enhancements to ActionView.

    • Cache base_paths in @@cached_base_paths
    • Cache template extensions in @@cached_template_extension
    • Remove unnecessary rescues
  • Assume that rendered partials go by the HTML format by default

    def my_partial render :update do |page| # in this order # _foo.html.erb # _foo.erb # _foo.rhtml page.replace :foo, :partial => 'foo' end end

  • Added record identifications to FormHelper#form_for and PrototypeHelper#remote_form_for [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Examples:

    <% form_for(@post) do |f| %>
      ...
    <% end %>
    

    This will expand to be the same as:

    <% form_for :post, @post, :url => post_path(@post), :html => { :method => :put, :class => "edit_post", :id => "edit_post_45" } do |f| %>
      ...
    <% end %>
    

    And for new records:

    <% form_for(Post.new) do |f| %>
      ...
    <% end %>
    

    This will expand to be the same as:

    <% form_for :post, @post, :url => posts_path, :html => { :class => "new_post", :id => "new_post" } do |f| %>
      ...
    <% end %>
    
  • Rationalize route path escaping according to RFC 2396 section 3.3. #7544, #8307. Jeremy Kemper, Chris Roos, begemot, jugend

  • Added record identification with polymorphic routes for ActionController::Base#url_for and ActionView::Base#url_for [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Examples:

    redirect_to(post)         # => redirect_to(posts_url(post))         => Location: http://example.com/posts/1
    link_to(post.title, post) # => link_to(post.title, posts_url(post)) => <a href="/posts/1">Hello world</a>
    

    Any method that calls url_for on its parameters will automatically benefit from this.

  • Removed deprecated parameters_for_method_reference concept (legacy from before named routes) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Add ActionController::Routing::Helpers, a module to contain common URL helpers such as polymorphic_url. Nicholas Seckar

  • Included the HttpAuthentication plugin as part of core (ActionController::HttpAuthentication::Basic) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Modernize documentation for form helpers. Jeremy McAnally

  • Add brief introduction to REST to the resources documentation. fearoffish

  • Fix various documentation typos throughout ActionPack. Henrik N

  • Enhance documentation and add examples for url_for. Jeremy McAnally

  • Fix documentation typo in routes. Norbert Crombach, pam

  • Sweep flash when filter chain is halted. Caio Chassot lists@v2studio.com

  • Fixed that content_tag with a block will just return the result instead of concate it if not used in a ERb view #7857, #7432 michael.niessner

  • Replace the current block/continuation filter chain handling by an implementation based on a simple loop. #8226 Stefan Kaes

  • Update UrlWriter to accept :anchor parameter. Closes #6771. Chris McGrath

  • Added RecordTagHelper for using RecordIdentifier conventions on divs and other container elements [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    <% div_for(post) do %>     <div id="post_45" class="post">
      <%= post.body %>           What a wonderful world!
    <% end %>                  </div>
    
  • Added page[record] accessor to JavaScriptGenerator that relies on RecordIdentifier to find the right dom id [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    format.js do
      # Calls: new Effect.fade('post_45');
      render(:update) { |page| page[post].visual_effect(:fade) }
    end
    
  • Added RecordIdentifier to enforce view conventions on records for dom ids, classes, and partial paths David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added map.namespace to deal with the common situation of admin sections and the like David Heinemeier Hansson

    Before:
    
      map.resources :products, :path_prefix => "admin", :controller => "admin/products", :collection => { :inventory => :get }, :member => { :duplicate => :post }
      map.resources :tags, :name_prefix => 'admin_product_', :path_prefix => "admin/products/:product_id", :controller => "admin/product_tags"
      map.resources :images, :name_prefix => 'admin_product_', :path_prefix => "admin/products/:product_id", :controller => "admin/product_images"
      map.resources :variants, :name_prefix => 'admin_product_', :path_prefix => "admin/products/:product_id", :controller => "admin/product_variants"
    
    After:
    
      map.namespace(:admin) do |admin|
        admin.resources :products,
          :collection => { :inventory => :get },
          :member     => { :duplicate => :post },
          :has_many   => [ :tags, :images, :variants ]
      end
    
  • Added :name_prefix as standard for nested resources [David Heinemeier Hansson]. WARNING: May be backwards incompatible with your app

    Before:
    
      map.resources :emails do |emails|
        emails.resources :comments,    :name_prefix => "email_"
        emails.resources :attachments, :name_prefix => "email_"
      end
    
    After:
    
      map.resources :emails do |emails|
        emails.resources :comments
        emails.resources :attachments
      end
    
    This does mean that if you intended to have comments_url go to /emails/5/comments, then you'll have to set :name_prefix to nil explicitly.
    
  • Added :has_many and :has_one for declaring plural and singular resources beneath the current David Heinemeier Hansson

    Before:
    
      map.resources :notes do |notes|
        notes.resources :comments
        notes.resources :attachments
        notes.resource :author
      end
    
    After:
    
      map.resources :notes, :has_many => [ :comments, :attachments ], :has_one => :author
    
  • Added that render :xml will try to call to_xml if it can [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Makes these work:

    render :xml => post
    render :xml => comments
    
  • Added :location option to render so that the common pattern of rendering a response after creating a new resource is now a 1-liner David Heinemeier Hansson

    render :xml => post.to_xml, :status => :created, :location => post_url(post)
    
  • Ensure that render_text only adds string content to the body of the response David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Return the string representation from an Xml Builder when rendering a partial. Closes #5044 Tim Pope

  • Fixed that parameters from XML should also be presented in a hash with indifferent access David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Tweak template format rules so that the ACCEPT header is only used if it's text/javascript. This is so ajax actions without a :format param get recognized as Mime::JS. Rick Olson

  • The default respond_to blocks don't set a specific extension anymore, so that both 'show.rjs' and 'show.js.rjs' will work. Rick Olson

  • Allow layouts with extension of .html.erb. Closes #8032 Josh Knowles

  • Change default respond_to templates for xml and rjs formats. Rick Olson

    • Default xml template goes from #{action_name}.rxml => #{action_name}.xml.builder.
    • Default rjs template goes from #{action_name}.rjs => #{action_name}.js.rjs.

    You can still specify your old templates:

    respond_to do |format|
      format.xml do
        render :action => "#{action_name}.rxml"
      end
    end
    
  • Fix WSOD due to modification of a formatted template extension so that requests to templates like 'foo.html.erb' fail on the second hit. Rick Olson

  • Fix WSOD when template compilation fails Rick Olson

  • Change ActionView template defaults. Look for templates using the request format first, such as "show.html.erb" or "show.xml.builder", before looking for the old defaults like "show.erb" or "show.builder" Rick Olson

  • Highlight helper highlights one or many terms in a single pass. Jeremy Kemper

  • Dropped the use of ; as a separator of non-crud actions on resources and went back to the vanilla slash. It was a neat idea, but lots of the non-crud actions turned out not to be RPC (as the ; was primarily intended to discourage), but legitimate sub-resources, like /parties/recent, which didn't deserve the uglification of /parties;recent. Further more, the semicolon caused issues with caching and HTTP authentication in Safari. Just Not Worth It David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added that FormTagHelper#submit_tag will return to its original state if the submit fails and you're using :disable_with David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Cleaned up, corrected, and mildly expanded ActionPack documentation. Closes #7190 Jeremy McAnally

  • Small collection of ActionController documentation cleanups. Closes #7319 Jeremy McAnally

  • Make sure the route expiry hash is constructed by comparing the to_param-ized values of each hash. Jamis Buck

  • Allow configuration of the default action cache path for #caches_action calls. Rick Olson

    class ListsController < ApplicationController caches_action :index, :cache_path => Proc.new { |controller| controller.params[:user_id] ? controller.send(:user_lists_url, c.params[:user_id]) : controller.send(:lists_url) } end

  • Performance: patch cgi/session/pstore to require digest/md5 once rather than per #initialize. #7583 Stefan Kaes

  • Cookie session store: ensure that new sessions doesn't reuse data from a deleted session in the same request. Jeremy Kemper

  • Deprecation: verification with :redirect_to => :named_route shouldn't be deprecated. #7525 Justin French

  • Cookie session store: raise ArgumentError when :session_key is blank. Jeremy Kemper

  • Deprecation: remove deprecated request, redirect, and dependency methods. Remove deprecated instance variables. Remove deprecated url_for(:symbol, args) and redirect_to(:symbol, *args) in favor of named routes. Remove uses_component_template_root for toplevel components directory. Privatize deprecated render_partial and render_partial_collection view methods. Remove deprecated link_to_image, link_image_to, update_element_function, start_form_tag, and end_form_tag helper methods. Remove deprecated human_size helper alias. *Jeremy Kemper

  • Consistent public/protected/private visibility for chained methods. #7813 Dan Manges

  • Prefer MIME constants to strings. #7707 Dan Kubb

  • Allow array and hash query parameters. Array route parameters are converted/to/a/path as before. #6765, #7047, #7462 bgipsy, Jeremy McAnally, Dan Kubb, brendan

    # Add a #dbman attr_reader for CGI::Session and make CGI::Session::CookieStore#generate_digest public so it's easy to generate digests using the cookie store's secret. Rick Olson

  • Added Request#url that returns the complete URL used for the request David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Extract dynamic scaffolding into a plugin. #7700 Josh Peek

  • Added user/password options for url_for to add http authentication in a URL David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Fixed that FormTagHelper#text_area_tag should disregard :size option if it's not a string Brendon Davidson

  • Set the original button value in an attribute of the button when using the :disable_with key with submit_tag, so that the original can be restored later. Jamis Buck

  • session_enabled? works with session :off. #6680 Jonathan del Strother

  • Added :port and :host handling to UrlRewriter (which unified url_for usage, regardless of whether it's called in view or controller) #7616 alancfrancis

  • Allow send_file/send_data to use a registered mime type as the :type parameter #7620 jonathan

  • Allow routing requirements on map.resource(s) #7633 [quixoten]. Example:

    map.resources :network_interfaces, :requirements => { :id => /^\d+.\d+.\d+.\d+$/ }

  • Cookie session store: empty and unchanged sessions don't write a cookie. Jeremy Kemper

  • Added helper(:all) as a way to include all helpers from app/helpers/**/.rb in ApplicationController *David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Integration tests: introduce methods for other HTTP methods. #6353 caboose

  • Routing: better support for escaped values in route segments. #7544 [Chris Roos]

  • Introduce a cookie-based session store as the Rails default. Sessions typically contain at most a user_id and flash message; both fit within the 4K cookie size limit. A secure message digest is included with the cookie to ensure data integrity (a user cannot alter his user_id without knowing the secret key included in the digest). If you have more than 4K of session data or don't want your data to be visible to the user, pick another session store. Cookie-based sessions are dramatically faster than the alternatives. Jeremy Kemper

    Example config/environment.rb: # Use an application-wide secret key and the default SHA1 message digest. config.action_controller.session = { :secret => "can't touch this" }

    # Store a secret key per user and employ a stronger message digest.
    config.action_controller.session = {
      :digest => 'SHA512',
      :secret => Proc.new { User.current.secret_key }
    }
    
  • Added .erb and .builder as preferred aliases to the now deprecated .rhtml and .rxml extensions [Chad Fowler]. This is done to separate the renderer from the mime type. .erb templates are often used to render emails, atom, csv, whatever. So labeling them .rhtml doesn't make too much sense. The same goes for .rxml, which can be used to build everything from HTML to Atom to whatever. .rhtml and .rxml will continue to work until Rails 3.0, though. So this is a slow phasing out. All generators and examples will start using the new aliases, though.

  • Added caching option to AssetTagHelper#stylesheet_link_tag and AssetTagHelper#javascript_include_tag [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Examples:

    stylesheet_link_tag :all, :cache => true # when ActionController::Base.perform_caching is false =>
      <link href="/stylesheets/style1.css"  media="screen" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" />
      <link href="/stylesheets/styleB.css"  media="screen" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" />
      <link href="/stylesheets/styleX2.css" media="screen" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    
    stylesheet_link_tag :all, :cache => true # when ActionController::Base.perform_caching is true =>
      <link href="/stylesheets/all.css"  media="screen" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    

    ...when caching is on, all.css is the concatenation of style1.css, styleB.css, and styleX2.css. Same deal for JavaScripts.

  • Work around the two connection per host browser limit: use asset%d.myapp.com to distribute asset requests among asset[0123].myapp.com. Use a DNS wildcard or CNAMEs to map these hosts to your asset server. See http://www.die.net/musings/page_load_time/ for background. Jeremy Kemper

  • Added default mime type for CSS (Mime::CSS) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added that rendering will automatically insert the etag header on 200 OK responses. The etag is calculated using MD5 of the response body. If a request comes in that has a matching etag, the response will be changed to a 304 Not Modified and the response body will be set to an empty string. David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added X-Runtime to all responses with the request run time David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Add Mime::Type convenience methods to check the current mime type. Rick Olson

    request.format.html? # => true if Mime::HTML request.format.jpg? # => true if Mime::JPG

    # ActionController sample usage: # the session will be disabled for non html/ajax requests session :off, :if => Proc.new { |req| !(req.format.html? || req.format.js?) }

  • Performance: patch cgi/session to require digest/md5 once rather than per #create_new_id. Stefan Kaes

  • Add a :url_based_filename => true option to ActionController::Streaming::send_file, which allows URL-based filenames. Thomas Fuchs

  • Fix that FormTagHelper#submit_tag using :disable_with should trigger the onsubmit handler of its form if available David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Fix #render_file so that TemplateError is called with the correct params and you don't get the WSOD. Rick Olson

  • Fix issue with deprecation messing up #template_root= usage. Add #prepend_view_path and #append_view_path to allow modification of a copy of the superclass' view_paths. Rick Olson

  • Allow Controllers to have multiple view_paths instead of a single template_root. Closes #2754 John Long

  • Add much-needed html-scanner tests. Fixed CDATA parsing bug. Rick Olson

  • improve error message for Routing for named routes. Closes #7346 Rob Sanheim

  • Added enhanced docs to routing assertions. Closes #7359 Rob Sanheim

  • fix form_for example in ActionController::Resources documentation. Closes #7362 gnarg

  • Make sure that the string returned by TextHelper#truncate is actually a string, not a char proxy -- that should only be used internally while working on a multibyte-safe way of truncating David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added FormBuilder#submit as a delegate for FormTagHelper#submit_tag David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Allow Routes to generate all urls for a set of options by specifying :generate_all => true. Allows caching to properly set or expire all paths for a resource. References #1739. Nicholas Seckar

  • Change the query parser to map empty GET params to "" rather than nil. Closes #5694. Nicholas Seckar

  • date_select and datetime_select take a :default option. #7052 Nik Wakelin date_select "post", "written_on", :default => 3.days.from_now date_select "credit_card", "bill_due", :default => { :day => 20 }

  • select :multiple => true suffixes the attribute name with [] unless already suffixed. #6977 nik.kakelin, ben, julik

  • Improve routes documentation. #7095 zackchandler

  • mail_to :encode => 'hex' also encodes the mailto: part of the href attribute as well as the linked email when no name is given. #2061 Jarkko Laine, pfc.pille@gmx.net

  • Resource member routes require :id, eliminating the ambiguous overlap with collection routes. #7229 dkubb

  • Remove deprecated assertions. Jeremy Kemper

  • Change session restoration to allow namespaced models to be autoloaded. Closes #6348. Nicholas Seckar

  • Fix doubly appearing parameters due to string and symbol mixups. Closes #2551. Anthony Eden

  • Fix overly greedy rescues when loading helpers. Fixes #6268. Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed NumberHelper#number_with_delimiter to use "." always for splitting the original number, not the delimiter parameter #7389 ceefour

  • Autolinking recognizes trailing and embedded . , : ; #7354 Jarkko Laine

  • Make TextHelper::auto_link recognize URLs with colons in path correctly, fixes #7268. imajes

  • Update to script.aculo.us 1.7.0. Thomas Fuchs

  • Modernize cookie testing code, and increase coverage (Heckle++) #7101 Kevin Clark

  • Improve Test Coverage for ActionController::Routing::Route#matches_controller_and_action? (Heckle++) #7115 Kevin Clark

  • Heckling ActionController::Resources::Resource revealed that set_prefixes didn't break when :name_prefix was munged. #7081 Kevin Clark

  • Fix #distance_of_time_in_words to report accurately against the Duration class. #7114 eventualbuddha

  • Refactor #form_tag to allow easy extending. Rick Olson

  • Update to Prototype 1.5.0. Sam Stephenson

  • RecordInvalid, RecordNotSaved => 422 Unprocessable Entity, StaleObjectError => 409 Conflict. #7097 dkubb

  • Allow fields_for to be nested inside form_for, so that the name and id get properly constructed Jamis Buck

  • Allow inGroupsOf and eachSlice to be called through rjs. #7046 Cody Fauser

  • Allow exempt_from_layout :rhtml. #6742, #7026 Dan Manges, Squeegy

  • Recognize the .txt extension as Mime::TEXT Rick Olson

  • Fix parsing of array[] CGI parameters so extra empty values aren't included. #6252 Nicholas Seckar, aiwilliams, brentrowland

  • link_to_unless_current works with full URLs as well as paths. #6891 Jarkko Laine, Manfred Stienstra, idrifter

  • Lookup the mime type for #auto_discovery_link_tag in the Mime::Type class. Closes #6941 Josh Peek

  • Fix bug where nested resources ignore a parent singleton parent's path prefix. Closes #6940 Dan Kubb

  • Fix no method error with error_messages_on. Closes #6935 nik.wakelin Koz

  • Slight doc tweak to the ActionView::Helpers::PrototypeHelper#replace docs. Closes #6922 Steven Bristol

  • Slight doc tweak to #prepend_filter. Closes #6493 Jeremy Voorhis

  • Add more extensive documentation to the AssetTagHelper. Closes #6452 Bob Silva

  • Clean up multiple calls to #stringify_keys in TagHelper, add better documentation and testing for TagHelper. Closes #6394 Bob Silva

  • [DOCS] fix reference to ActionController::Macros::AutoComplete for #text_field_with_auto_complete. Closes #2578 Jan Prill

  • Make sure html_document is reset between integration test requests. ctm

  • Set session to an empty hash if :new_session => false and no session cookie or param is present. CGI::Session was raising an unrescued ArgumentError. Josh Susser

  • Routing uses URI escaping for path components and CGI escaping for query parameters. darix, Jeremy Kemper

  • Fix assert_redirected_to bug where redirecting from a nested to to a top-level controller incorrectly added the current controller's nesting. Closes #6128. Rick Olson

  • Singleton resources: POST /singleton => create, GET /singleton/new => new. Jeremy Kemper

  • Use 400 Bad Request status for unrescued ActiveRecord::RecordInvalid exceptions. Jeremy Kemper

  • Silence log_error deprecation warnings from inspecting deprecated instance variables. Nate Wiger

  • Only cache GET requests with a 200 OK response. #6514, #6743 RSL, anamba

  • Add a 'referer' attribute to TestRequest. Jamis Buck

  • Ensure render :json => ... skips the layout. Closes #6808 Josh Peek

  • Fix HTML::Node to output double quotes instead of single quotes. Closes #6845 mitreandy

  • Correctly report which filter halted the chain. #6699 Martin Emde

  • Fix a bug in Routing where a parameter taken from the path of the current request could not be used as a query parameter for the next. Closes #6752. Nicholas Seckar

  • Unrescued ActiveRecord::RecordNotFound responds with 404 instead of 500. Jeremy Kemper

  • Improved auto_link to match more valid urls correctly Tobias Lütke

  • Add singleton resources. Rick Olson

    map.resource :account

    GET /account GET /account;edit UPDATE /account DELETE /account

  • respond_to recognizes JSON. render :json => @person.to_json automatically sets the content type and takes a :callback option to specify a client-side function to call using the rendered JSON as an argument. #4185 Scott Raymond, eventualbuddha # application/json response with body 'Element.show({:name: "David"})' respond_to do |format| format.json { render :json => { :name => "David" }.to_json, :callback => 'Element.show' } end

  • Makes :discard_year work without breaking multi-attribute parsing in AR. #1260, #3800 sean@ardismg.com, jmartin@desertflood.com, stephen@touset.org, Bob Silva

  • Adds html id attribute to date helper elements. #1050, #1382 mortonda@dgrmm.net, David North, Bob Silva

  • Add :index and @auto_index capability to model driven date/time selects. #847, #2655 moriq, Doug Fales, Bob Silva

  • Add :order to datetime_select, select_datetime, and select_date. #1427 Timothee Peignier, Patrick Lenz, Bob Silva

  • Added time_select to work with time values in models. Update scaffolding. #2489, #2833 Justin Palmer, Andre Caum, Bob Silva

  • Added :include_seconds to select_datetime, datetime_select and time_select. #2998 csn, Bob Silva

  • All date/datetime selects can now accept an array of month names with :use_month_names. Allows for localization. #363 tomasj, Bob Silva

  • Adds :time_separator to select_time and :date_separator to select_datetime. Preserves BC. #3811 Bob Silva

  • Added map.root as an alias for map.connect '' David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added Request#format to return the format used for the request as a mime type. If no format is specified, the first Request#accepts type is used. This means you can stop using respond_to for anything else than responses [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Examples:

    GET /posts/5.xml   | request.format => Mime::XML
    GET /posts/5.xhtml | request.format => Mime::HTML
    GET /posts/5       | request.format => request.accepts.first (usually Mime::HTML for browsers)
    
  • Added the option for extension aliases to mime type registration [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example (already in the default routes):

    Mime::Type.register "text/html", :html, %w( application/xhtml+xml ), %w( xhtml )
    

    ...will respond on both .html and .xhtml.

  • @response.redirect_url works with 201 Created responses: just return headers['Location'] rather than checking the response status. Jeremy Kemper

  • Added CSV to Mime::SET so that respond_to csv will work Cody Fauser

  • Fixed that HEAD should return the proper Content-Length header (that is, actually use @body.size, not just 0) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added GET-masquarading for HEAD, so request.method will return :get even for HEADs. This will help anyone relying on case request.method to automatically work with HEAD and map.resources will also allow HEADs to all GET actions. Rails automatically throws away the response content in a reply to HEAD, so you don't even need to worry about that. If you, for whatever reason, still need to distinguish between GET and HEAD in some edge case, you can use Request#head? and even Request.headers["REQUEST_METHOD"] for get the "real" answer. Closes #6694 David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Update Routing to complain when :controller is not specified by a route. Closes #6669. Nicholas Seckar

  • Ensure render_to_string cleans up after itself when an exception is raised. #6658 Rob Sanheim

  • Extract template_changed_since? from compile_template? so plugins may override its behavior for non-file-based templates. #6651 Jeff Barczewski

  • Update to Prototype and script.aculo.us [5579]. Thomas Fuchs

  • simple_format helper doesn't choke on nil. #6644 jerry426

  • Update to Prototype 1.5.0_rc2 [5550] which makes it work in Opera again Thomas Fuchs

  • Reuse named route helper module between Routing reloads. Use remove_method to delete named route methods after each load. Since the module is never collected, this fixes a significant memory leak. Nicholas Seckar

  • ActionView::Base.erb_variable accessor names the buffer variable used to render templates. Defaults to _erbout; use _buf for erubis. Rick Olson

  • assert_select_rjs :remove. Dylan Egan

  • Always clear model associations from session. #4795 sd@notso.net, andylien@gmail.com

  • Update to Prototype 1.5.0_rc2. Sam Stephenson

  • Remove JavaScriptLiteral in favor of ActiveSupport::JSON::Variable. Sam Stephenson

  • Sync ActionController::StatusCodes::STATUS_CODES with http://www.iana.org/assignments/http-status-codes. #6586 dkubb

  • Multipart form values may have a content type without being treated as uploaded files if they do not provide a filename. #6401 Andreas Schwarz, Jeremy Kemper

  • assert_response supports symbolic status codes. #6569 Kevin Clark assert_response :ok assert_response :not_found assert_response :forbidden

  • Cache parsed query parameters. #6559 Stefan Kaes

  • Deprecate JavaScriptHelper#update_element_function, which is superseeded by RJS Thomas Fuchs

  • pluralize helper interprets nil as zero. #6474 Tim Pope

  • Fix invalid test fixture exposed by stricter Ruby 1.8.5 multipart parsing. #6524 Bob Silva

  • Set ActionView::Base.default_form_builder once rather than passing the :builder option to every form or overriding the form helper methods. Jeremy Kemper

  • Deprecate expire_matched_fragments. Use expire_fragment instead. #6535 Bob Silva

  • Update to latest Prototype, which doesn't serialize disabled form elements, adds clone() to arrays, empty/non-string Element.update() and adds a fixes excessive error reporting in WebKit beta versions Thomas Fuchs

  • Deprecate start_form_tag and end_form_tag. Use form_tag / '' from now on. Rick Olson

  • Added block-usage to PrototypeHelper#form_remote_tag, document block-usage of FormTagHelper#form_tag Rick Olson

  • Add a 0 margin/padding div around the hidden _method input tag that form_tag outputs. Rick Olson

  • Added block-usage to TagHelper#content_tag [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    <% content_tag :div, :class => "strong" %> Hello world! <% end %>

    Will output:

    Hello world!
  • Deprecated UrlHelper#link_to_image and UrlHelper#link_to :post => true #6409 Bob Silva

  • Upgraded NumberHelper with number_to_phone support international formats to comply with ITU E.123 by supporting area codes with less than 3 digits, added precision argument to number_to_human_size (defaults to 1) #6421 Bob Silva

  • Fixed that setting RAILS_ASSET_ID to "" should not add a trailing slash after assets #6454 Bob Silva/chrismear

  • Force _url named routes to show the host in ActionView *Rick Olson

    <%= url_for ... %> # no host <%= foo_path %> # no host <%= foo_url %> # host!

  • Add support for converting blocks into function arguments to JavaScriptGenerator#call and JavaScriptProxy#call. Sam Stephenson

  • Add JavaScriptGenerator#literal for wrapping a string in an object whose #to_json is the string itself. Sam Stephenson

  • Add <%= escape_once html %> to escape html while leaving any currently escaped entities alone. Fix button_to double-escaping issue. Rick Olson

  • Fix double-escaped entities, such as &amp;, &#123;, etc. Rick Olson

  • Fix deprecation warnings when rendering the template error template. Nicholas Seckar

  • Fix routing to correctly determine when generation fails. Closes #6300. [psross].

  • Fix broken assert_generates when extra keys are being checked. Jamis Buck

  • Replace KCODE checks with String#chars for truncate. Closes #6385 Manfred Stienstra

  • Make page caching respect the format of the resource that is being requested even if the current route is the default route so that, e.g. posts.rss is not transformed by url_for to '/' and subsequently cached as '/index.html' when it should be cached as '/posts.rss'. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Use String#chars in TextHelper::excerpt. Closes #6386 Manfred Stienstra

  • Install named routes into ActionView::Base instead of proxying them to the view via helper_method. Closes #5932. Nicholas Seckar

  • Update to latest Prototype and script.aculo.us trunk versions Thomas Fuchs

  • Fix relative URL root matching problems. Mark Imbriaco

  • Fix filter skipping in controller subclasses. #5949, #6297, #6299 Martin Emde

  • render_text may optionally append to the response body. render_javascript appends by default. This allows you to chain multiple render :update calls by setting @performed_render = false between them (awaiting a better public API). Jeremy Kemper

  • Rename test assertion to prevent shadowing. Closes #6306. psross

  • Fixed that NumberHelper#number_to_delimiter should respect precision of higher than two digits #6231 Philip Hallstrom

  • Fixed that FormHelper#radio_button didn't respect an :id being passed in #6266 evansj

  • Added an html_options hash parameter to javascript_tag() and update_page_tag() helpers #6311 [tzaharia]. Example:

    update_page_tag :defer => 'true' { |page| ... }
    

    Gives:

    <script defer="true" type="text/javascript">...</script>
    

    Which is needed for dealing with the IE6 DOM when it's not yet fully loaded.

  • Fixed that rescue template path shouldn't be hardcoded, then it's easier to hook in your own #6295 Mike Naberezny

  • Fixed escaping of backslashes in JavaScriptHelper#escape_javascript #6302 sven@c3d2.de

  • Fixed that some 500 rescues would cause 500's themselves because the response had not yet been generated #6329 cmselmer

  • respond_to :html doesn't assume .rhtml. #6281 Hampton Catlin

  • Fixed some deprecation warnings in ActionPack Rick Olson

  • assert_select_rjs decodes escaped unicode chars since the Javascript generators encode them. #6240 japgolly

  • Deprecation: @cookies, @headers, @request, @response will be removed after 1.2. Use the corresponding method instead. Jeremy Kemper

  • Make the :status parameter expand to the default message for that status code if it is an integer. Also support symbol statuses. [Jamis Buck]. Examples:

    head :status => 404        # expands to "404 Not Found"
    head :status => :not_found # expands to "404 Not Found"
    head :status => :created   # expands to "201 Created"
    
  • Add head(options = {}) for responses that have no body. [Jamis Buck]. Examples:

    head :status => 404 # return an empty response with a 404 status
    head :location => person_path(@person), :status => 201
    
  • Fix bug that kept any before_filter except the first one from being able to halt the before_filter chain. Rick Olson

  • strip_links is case-insensitive. #6285 tagoh, Bob Silva

  • Clear the cache of possible controllers whenever Routes are reloaded. Nicholas Seckar

  • Filters overhaul including meantime filter support using around filters + blocks. #5949 Martin Emde, Roman Le Negrate, Stefan Kaes, Jeremy Kemper

  • Update RJS render tests. sam

  • Update CGI process to allow sessions to contain namespaced models. Closes #4638. dfelstead@site5.com

  • Fix routing to respect user provided requirements and defaults when assigning default routing options (such as :action => 'index'). Closes #5950. Nicholas Seckar

  • Rescue Errno::ECONNRESET to handle an unexpectedly closed socket connection. Improves SCGI reliability. #3368, #6226 sdsykes, fhanshaw@vesaria.com

  • Added that respond_to blocks will automatically set the content type to be the same as is requested [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Examples:

    respond_to do |format|
      format.html { render :text => "I'm being sent as text/html" }
      format.rss  { render :text => "I'm being sent as application/rss+xml" }
      format.atom { render :text => "I'm being sent as application/xml", :content_type => Mime::XML }
    end
    
  • Added utf-8 as the default charset for all renders. You can change this default using ActionController::Base.default_charset=(encoding) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added proper getters and setters for content type and charset [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example of what we used to do:

    response.headers["Content-Type"] = "application/atom+xml; charset=utf-8"
    

    ...now:

    response.content_type = Mime::ATOM
    response.charset      = "utf-8"
    
  • Updated prototype.js to 1.5.0_rc1 with latest fixes. Rick Olson

    • XPATH support
    • Make Form.getElements() return elements in the correct order
    • fix broken Form.serialize return
  • Declare file extensions exempt from layouts. #6219 brandon Example: ActionController::Base.exempt_from_layout 'rpdf'

  • Add chained replace/update support for assert_select_rjs Rick Olson

    Given RJS like...
    
      page['test1'].replace "<div id=\"1\">foo</div>"
      page['test2'].replace_html "<div id=\"2\">foo</div>"
    
    Test it with...
    
      assert_select_rjs :chained_replace
      assert_select_rjs :chained_replace, "test1"
    
      assert_select_rjs :chained_replace_html
      assert_select_rjs :chained_replace_html, "test2"
    
  • Load helpers in alphabetical order for consistency. Resolve cyclic javascript_helper dependency. #6132, #6178 choonkeat@gmail.com

  • Skip params with empty names, such as the &=Save query string from . #2569 Manfred Stienstra, raphinou@yahoo.com

  • Fix assert_tag so that :content => "foo" does not match substrings, but only exact strings. Use :content => /foo/ to match substrings. #2799 Eric Hodel

  • Add descriptive messages to the exceptions thrown by cgi_methods. #6091, #6103 Nicholas Seckar, Bob Silva

  • Update JavaScriptGenerator#show/hide/toggle/remove to new Prototype syntax for multiple ids, #6068 petermichaux@gmail.com

  • Update UrlWriter to support :only_path. Nicholas Seckar, Dave Thomas

  • Fixed JavaScriptHelper#link_to_function and JavaScriptHelper#button_to_function to have the script argument be optional [David Heinemeier Hansson]. So what used to require a nil, like this:

    link_to("Hider", nil, :class => "hider_link") { |p| p[:something].hide }
    

    ...can be written like this:

    link_to("Hider", :class => "hider_link") { |p| p[:something].hide }
    
  • Update to script.aculo.us 1.6.3 Thomas Fuchs

  • Update to Prototype 1.5.0_rc1 sam

  • Added access to nested attributes in RJS #4548 [richcollins@gmail.com]. Examples:

    page['foo']['style']                  # => $('foo').style;
    page['foo']['style']['color']         # => $('blank_slate').style.color;
    page['foo']['style']['color'] = 'red' # => $('blank_slate').style.color = 'red';
    page['foo']['style'].color = 'red'    # => $('blank_slate').style.color = 'red';
    
  • Fixed that AssetTagHelper#image_tag and others using compute_public_path should not modify the incoming source argument (closes #5102) eule@space.ch

  • Deprecated the auto-appending of .png to AssetTagHelper#image_tag calls that doesn't have an extension David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Fixed FormOptionsHelper#select to respect :selected value #5813

  • Fixed TextHelper#simple_format to deal with multiple single returns within a single paragraph #5835 moriq@moriq.com

  • Fixed TextHelper#pluralize to handle 1 as a string #5909 rails@bencurtis.com

  • Improved resolution of DateHelper#distance_of_time_in_words for better precision #5994 Bob Silva

  • Changed that uncaught exceptions raised any where in the application will cause RAILS_ROOT/public/500.html to be read and shown instead of just the static "Application error (Rails)" David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Integration tests: thoroughly test ActionController::Integration::Session. #6022 Kevin Clark (tests skipped unless you gem install mocha)

  • Added deprecation language for pagination which will become a plugin by Rails 2.0 David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added deprecation language for in_place_editor and auto_complete_field that both pieces will become plugins by Rails 2.0 David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Deprecated all of ActionController::Dependencies. All dependency loading is now handled from Active Support David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added assert_select* for CSS selector-based testing (deprecates assert_tag) #5936 assaf.arkin@gmail.com

  • radio_button_tag generates unique id attributes. #3353 Bob Silva, somekool@gmail.com

  • strip_tags passes through blank args such as nil or "". #2229, #6702 duncan@whomwah.com, dharana

  • Cleanup assert_tag :children counting. #2181 jamie@bravenet.com

  • button_to accepts :method so you can PUT and DELETE with it. #6005 Dan Webb

  • Update sanitize text helper to strip plaintext tags, and . Rick Olson

  • Update routing documentation. Closes #6017 Nathan Witmer

  • Add routing tests to assert that RoutingError is raised when conditions aren't met. Closes #6016 Nathan Witmer

  • Deprecation: update docs. #5998 Jakob Skjerning, Kevin Clark

  • Make auto_link parse a greater subset of valid url formats. Jamis Buck

  • Integration tests: headers beginning with X aren't excluded from the HTTP_ prefix, so X-Requested-With becomes HTTP_X_REQUESTED_WITH as expected. Mike Clark

  • Tighten rescue clauses. #5985 james@grayproductions.net

  • Fix send_data documentation typo. #5982 brad@madriska.com

  • Switch to using FormEncodedPairParser for parsing request parameters. Nicholas Seckar, David Heinemeier Hansson

  • respond_to .html now always renders #{action_name}.rhtml so that registered custom template handlers do not override it in priority. Custom mime types require a block and throw proper error now. Tobias Lütke

  • Deprecation: test deprecated instance vars in partials. Jeremy Kemper

  • Add UrlWriter to allow writing urls from Mailers and scripts. Nicholas Seckar

  • Clean up and run the Active Record integration tests by default. #5854 Kevin Clark, Jeremy Kemper

  • Correct example in cookies docs. #5832 jessemerriman@warpmail.net

  • Updated to script.aculo.us 1.6.2 Thomas Fuchs

  • Relax Routing's anchor pattern warning; it was preventing use of [^/] inside restrictions. Nicholas Seckar

  • Add controller_paths variable to Routing. Nicholas Seckar

  • Fix assert_redirected_to issue with named routes for module controllers. Rick Olson

  • Tweak RoutingError message to show option diffs, not just missing named route significant keys. Rick Olson

  • Invoke method_missing directly on hidden actions. Closes #3030. Nicholas Seckar

  • Require Tempfile explicitly for TestUploadedFile due to changes in class auto loading. Rick Olson

  • Add RoutingError exception when RouteSet fails to generate a path from a Named Route. Rick Olson

  • Replace Reloadable with Reloadable::Deprecated. Nicholas Seckar

  • Deprecation: check whether instance variables have been monkeyed with before assigning them to deprecation proxies. Raises a RuntimeError if so. Jeremy Kemper

  • Add support for the param_name parameter to the auto_complete_field helper. #5026 david.a.williams@gmail.com

  • Deprecation! @params, @session, @flash will be removed after 1.2. Use the corresponding instance methods instead. You'll get printed warnings during tests and logged warnings in dev mode when you access either instance variable directly. Jeremy Kemper

  • Make Routing noisy when an anchor regexp is assigned to a segment. #5674 François Beausoleil

  • Added months and years to the resolution of DateHelper#distance_of_time_in_words, such that "60 days ago" becomes "2 months ago" #5611 pjhyett@gmail.com

  • Short documentation to mention use of Mime::Type.register. #5710 choonkeat@gmail.com

  • Make controller_path available as an instance method. #5724 jmckible@gmail.com

  • Update query parser to support adjacent hashes. Nicholas Seckar

  • Make action caching aware of different formats for the same action so that, e.g. foo.xml is cached separately from foo.html. Implicitly set content type when reading in cached content with mime revealing extensions so the entire onous isn't on the webserver. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Restrict Request Method hacking with ?_method to POST requests. Rick Olson

  • Fix bug when passing multiple options to SimplyRestful, like :new => { :preview => :get, :draft => :get }. Rick Olson, Josh Susser, Lars Pind

  • Dup the options passed to map.resources so that multiple resources get the same options. Rick Olson

  • Fixed the new_#{resource}_url route and added named route tests for Simply Restful. Rick Olson

  • Added map.resources from the Simply Restful plugin [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Examples (the API has changed to use plurals!):

    map.resources :messages
    map.resources :messages, :comments
    map.resources :messages, :new => { :preview => :post }
    
  • Fixed that integration simulation of XHRs should set Accept header as well Edward Frederick

  • TestRequest#reset_session should restore a TestSession, not a hash Michael Koziarski

  • Don't search a load-path of '.' for controller files Jamis Buck

  • Update integration.rb to require test_process explicitly instead of via Dependencies. Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed that you can still access the flash after the flash has been reset in reset_session. Closes #5584 lmarlow

  • Allow form_for and fields_for to work with indexed form inputs. Jeremy Kemper, Matt Lyon

    <% form_for 'post[]', @post do |f| -%> <% end -%>

  • Remove leak in development mode by replacing define_method with module_eval. Nicholas Seckar

  • Provide support for decimal columns to form helpers. Closes #5672. Dave Thomas

  • Update documentation for erb trim syntax. #5651 matt@mattmargolis.net

  • Pass :id => nil or :class => nil to error_messages_for to supress that html attribute. #3586 olivier_ansaldi@yahoo.com

  • Reset @html_document between requests so assert_tag works. #4810 Jarkko Laine, easleydp@gmail.com

  • Update render :partial documentation. #5646 matt@mattmargolis.net

  • Integration tests behave well with render_component. #4632 edward.frederick@revolution.com, dev.rubyonrails@maxdunn.com

  • Added exception handling of missing layouts #5373 chris@ozmm.org

  • Fixed that real files and symlinks should be treated the same when compiling templates #5438 zachary@panandscan.com

  • Fixed that the flash should be reset when reset_session is called #5584 Shugo Maeda

  • Added special case for "1 Byte" in NumberHelper#number_to_human_size #5593 murpyh@rubychan.de

  • Fixed proper form-encoded parameter parsing for requests with "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=utf-8" (note the presence of a charset directive) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Add route_name_path method to generate only the path for a named routes. For example, map.person will add person_path. Nicholas Seckar

  • Avoid naming collision among compiled view methods. Jeremy Kemper

  • Fix CGI extensions when they expect string but get nil in Windows. Closes #5276 Mislav Marohnić

  • Determine the correct template_root for deeply nested components. #2841 s.brink@web.de

  • Fix that routes with path segments in the recall can generate URLs. *Rick Olson

  • Fix strip_links so that it doesn't hang on multiline tags Jamis Buck

  • Remove problematic control chars in rescue template. #5316 Stefan Kaes

  • Make sure passed routing options are not mutated by routing code. #5314 Blair Zajac

  • Make sure changing the controller from foo/bar to bing/bang does not change relative to foo. Jamis Buck

  • Escape the path before routing recognition. #3671

  • Make sure :id and friends are unescaped properly. #5275 me@julik.nl

  • Fix documentation for with_routing to reflect new reality. #5281 rramdas@gmail.com

  • Rewind readable CGI params so others may reread them (such as CGI::Session when passing the session id in a multipart form). #210 mklame@atxeu.com, matthew@walker.wattle.id.au

  • Added Mime::TEXT (text/plain) and Mime::ICS (text/calendar) as new default types David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added Mime::Type.register(string, symbol, synonyms = []) for adding new custom mime types [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example: Mime::Type.register("image/gif", :gif)

  • Added support for Mime objects in render :content_type option [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example: render :text => some_atom, :content_type => Mime::ATOM

  • Add :status option to send_data and send_file. Defaults to '200 OK'. #5243 Manfred Stienstra m.stienstra@fngtps.com

  • Routing rewrite. Simpler, faster, easier to understand. The published API for config/routes.rb is unchanged, but nearly everything else is different, so expect breakage in plugins and libs that try to fiddle with routes. Nicholas Seckar, Jamis Buck

    map.connect '/foo/:id', :controller => '...', :action => '...' map.connect '/foo/:id.:format', :controller => '...', :action => '...' map.connect '/foo/:id', ..., :conditions => { :method => :get }

  • Cope with missing content type and length headers. Parse parameters from multipart and urlencoded request bodies only. Jeremy Kemper

  • Accept multipart PUT parameters. #5235 guy.naor@famundo.com

  • Added interrogation of params[:format] to determine Accept type. If :format is specified and matches a declared extension, like "rss" or "xml", that mime type will be put in front of the accept handler. This means you can link to the same action from different extensions and use that fact to determine output [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    class WeblogController < ActionController::Base def index @posts = Post.find :all

      respond_to do |format|
        format.html
        format.xml { render :xml => @posts.to_xml }
        format.rss { render :action => "feed.rxml" }
      end
    end
    

    end

    # returns HTML when requested by a browser, since the browser # has the HTML mimetype at the top of its priority list Accept: text/html GET /weblog

    # returns the XML Accept: application/xml GET /weblog

    # returns the HTML Accept: application/xml GET /weblog.html

    # returns the XML Accept: text/html GET /weblog.xml

    All this relies on the fact that you have a route that includes .:format.

  • Expanded :method option in FormTagHelper#form_tag, FormHelper#form_for, PrototypeHelper#remote_form_for, PrototypeHelper#remote_form_tag, and PrototypeHelper#link_to_remote to allow for verbs other than GET and POST by automatically creating a hidden form field named _method, which will simulate the other verbs over post David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added :method option to UrlHelper#link_to, which allows for using other verbs than GET for the link. This replaces the :post option, which is now deprecated. Example: link_to "Destroy", person_url(:id => person), :method => :delete David Heinemeier Hansson

  • follow_redirect doesn't complain about being redirected to the same controller. #5153 dymo@mk.ukrtelecom.ua

  • Add layout attribute to response object with the name of the layout that was rendered, or nil if none rendered. Kevin Clark

  • Fix NoMethodError when parsing params like &&. Adam Greenfield

  • Fix flip flopped logic in docs for url_for's :only_path option. Closes #4998. esad@esse.at

  • form.text_area handles the :size option just like the original text_area (:size => '60x10' becomes cols="60" rows="10"). Jeremy Kemper

  • Excise ingrown code from FormOptionsHelper#options_for_select. #5008 anonymous

  • Small fix in routing to allow dynamic routes (broken after [4242]) Rick Olson

    map.connect '*path', :controller => 'files', :action => 'show'
    
  • Replace alias method chaining with Module#alias_method_chain. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Replace Ruby's deprecated append_features in favor of included. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Use #flush between switching from #write to #syswrite. Closes #4907. Blair Zajac blair@orcaware.com

  • Documentation fix: integration test scripts don't require integration_test. Closes #4914. Frederick Ros sl33p3r@free.fr

  • ActionController::Base Summary documentation rewrite. Closes #4900. Kevin Clark

  • Fix text_helper.rb documentation rendering. Closes #4725. Frederick Ros

  • Fixes bad rendering of JavaScriptMacrosHelper rdoc (closes #4910) Frederick Ros

  • Allow error_messages_for to report errors for multiple objects, as well as support for customizing the name of the object in the error summary header. Closes #4186. andrew@redlinesoftware.com, Marcel Molina Jr.

    error_messages_for :account, :user, :subscription, :object_name => :account

  • Enhance documentation for setting headers in integration tests. Skip auto HTTP prepending when its already there. Closes #4079. Rick Olson

  • Documentation for AbstractRequest. Closes #4895. Kevin Clark

  • Refactor various InstanceTag instance method to class methods. Closes #4800. Stefan Kaes

  • Remove all remaining references to @params in the documentation. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Add documentation for redirect_to :back's RedirectBackError exception. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Update layout and content_for documentation to use yield rather than magic @content_for instance variables. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Fix assert_redirected_to tests according to real-world usage. Also, don't fail if you add an extra :controller option: Rick Olson

    redirect_to :action => 'new'
    assert_redirected_to :controller => 'monkeys', :action => 'new'
    
  • Cache CgiRequest#request_parameters so that multiple calls don't re-parse multipart data. Rick Olson

  • Diff compared routing options. Allow #assert_recognizes to take a second arg as a hash to specify optional request method Rick Olson

    assert_recognizes({:controller => 'users', :action => 'index'}, 'users')
    assert_recognizes({:controller => 'users', :action => 'create'}, {:path => 'users', :method => :post})
    
  • Diff compared options with #assert_redirected_to Rick Olson

  • Add support in routes for semicolon delimited "subpaths", like /books/:id;:action Jamis Buck

  • Change link_to_function and button_to_function to (optionally) take an update_page block instead of a JavaScript string. Closes #4804. zraii@comcast.net, Sam Stephenson

  • Fixed that remote_form_for can leave out the object parameter and default to the instance variable of the object_name, just like form_for David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Modify routing so that you can say :require => { :method => :post } for a route, and the route will never be selected unless the request method is POST. Only works for route recognition, not for route generation. Jamis Buck

  • Added :add_headers option to verify which merges a hash of name/value pairs into the response's headers hash if the prerequisites cannot be satisfied. Sam Stephenson ex. verify :only => :speak, :method => :post, :render => { :status => 405, :text => "Must be post" }, :add_headers => { "Allow" => "POST" }

  • Added ActionController.filter_parameter_logging that makes it easy to remove passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information from being logged when a request is handled #1897 jeremye@bsa.ca.gov

1.13.3 (March 12th, 2007)

  • Apply [5709] to stable.

  • session_enabled? works with session :off. #6680 Jonathan del Strother

  • Performance: patch cgi/session to require digest/md5 once rather than per #create_new_id. Stefan Kaes

1.13.2 (February 5th, 2007)

  • Add much-needed html-scanner tests. Fixed CDATA parsing bug. Rick Olson

  • improve error message for Routing for named routes. Rob Sanheim

  • Added enhanced docs to routing assertions. Rob Sanheim

  • fix form_for example in ActionController::Resources documentation. gnarg

  • Add singleton resources from trunk Rick Olson

  • select :multiple => true suffixes the attribute name with [] unless already suffixed. #6977 nik.kakelin, ben, julik

  • Improve routes documentation. #7095 zackchandler

  • Resource member routes require :id, eliminating the ambiguous overlap with collection routes. #7229 dkubb

  • Fixed NumberHelper#number_with_delimiter to use "." always for splitting the original number, not the delimiter parameter #7389 ceefour

  • Autolinking recognizes trailing and embedded . , : ; #7354 Jarkko Laine

  • Make TextHelper::auto_link recognize URLs with colons in path correctly, fixes #7268. imajes

  • Improved auto_link to match more valid urls correctly Tobias Lütke

1.13.1 (January 18th, 2007)

  • Fixed content-type bug in Prototype sam

1.13.0 (January 16th, 2007)

  • Modernize cookie testing code, and increase coverage (Heckle++) #7101 Kevin Clark

  • Heckling ActionController::Resources::Resource revealed that set_prefixes didn't break when :name_prefix was munged. #7081 Kevin Clark

  • Update to Prototype 1.5.0. Sam Stephenson

  • Allow exempt_from_layout :rhtml. #6742, #7026 Dan Manges, Squeegy

  • Fix parsing of array[] CGI parameters so extra empty values aren't included. #6252 Nicholas Seckar, aiwilliams, brentrowland

  • link_to_unless_current works with full URLs as well as paths. #6891 Jarkko Laine, Manfred Stienstra, idrifter

  • Fix HTML::Node to output double quotes instead of single quotes. Closes #6845 mitreandy

  • Fix no method error with error_messages_on. Closes #6935 nik.wakelin Koz

  • Slight doc tweak to the ActionView::Helpers::PrototypeHelper#replace docs. Closes #6922 Steven Bristol

  • Slight doc tweak to #prepend_filter. Closes #6493 Jeremy Voorhis

  • Add more extensive documentation to the AssetTagHelper. Closes #6452 Bob Silva

  • Clean up multiple calls to #stringify_keys in TagHelper, add better documentation and testing for TagHelper. Closes #6394 Bob Silva

  • [DOCS] fix reference to ActionController::Macros::AutoComplete for #text_field_with_auto_complete. Closes #2578 Jan Prill

  • Make sure html_document is reset between integration test requests. ctm

  • Set session to an empty hash if :new_session => false and no session cookie or param is present. CGI::Session was raising an unrescued ArgumentError. Josh Susser

  • Fix assert_redirected_to bug where redirecting from a nested to to a top-level controller incorrectly added the current controller's nesting. Closes #6128. Rick Olson

  • Ensure render :json => ... skips the layout. #6808 Josh Peek

  • Silence log_error deprecation warnings from inspecting deprecated instance variables. Nate Wiger

  • Only cache GET requests with a 200 OK response. #6514, #6743 RSL, anamba

  • Correctly report which filter halted the chain. #6699 Martin Emde

  • respond_to recognizes JSON. render :json => @person.to_json automatically sets the content type and takes a :callback option to specify a client-side function to call using the rendered JSON as an argument. #4185 Scott Raymond, eventualbuddha # application/json response with body 'Element.show({:name: "David"})' respond_to do |format| format.json { render :json => { :name => "David" }.to_json, :callback => 'Element.show' } end

  • Makes :discard_year work without breaking multi-attribute parsing in AR. #1260, #3800 sean@ardismg.com, jmartin@desertflood.com, stephen@touset.org, Bob Silva

  • Adds html id attribute to date helper elements. #1050, #1382 mortonda@dgrmm.net, David North, Bob Silva

  • Add :index and @auto_index capability to model driven date/time selects. #847, #2655 moriq, Doug Fales, Bob Silva

  • Add :order to datetime_select, select_datetime, and select_date. #1427 Timothee Peignier, Patrick Lenz, Bob Silva

  • Added time_select to work with time values in models. Update scaffolding. #2489, #2833 Justin Palmer, Andre Caum, Bob Silva

  • Added :include_seconds to select_datetime, datetime_select and time_select. #2998 csn, Bob Silva

  • All date/datetime selects can now accept an array of month names with :use_month_names. Allows for localization. #363 tomasj, Bob Silva

  • Adds :time_separator to select_time and :date_separator to select_datetime. Preserves BC. #3811 Bob Silva

  • @response.redirect_url works with 201 Created responses: just return headers['Location'] rather than checking the response status. Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed that HEAD should return the proper Content-Length header (that is, actually use @body.size, not just 0) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added GET-masquarading for HEAD, so request.method will return :get even for HEADs. This will help anyone relying on case request.method to automatically work with HEAD and map.resources will also allow HEADs to all GET actions. Rails automatically throws away the response content in a reply to HEAD, so you don't even need to worry about that. If you, for whatever reason, still need to distinguish between GET and HEAD in some edge case, you can use Request#head? and even Request.headers["REQUEST_METHOD"] for get the "real" answer. Closes #6694 David Heinemeier Hansson

1.13.0 RC1 (r5619, November 22nd, 2006)

  • Update Routing to complain when :controller is not specified by a route. Closes #6669. Nicholas Seckar

  • Ensure render_to_string cleans up after itself when an exception is raised. #6658 rsanheim

  • Update to Prototype and script.aculo.us [5579]. Sam Stephenson, Thomas Fuchs

  • simple_format helper doesn't choke on nil. #6644 jerry426

  • Reuse named route helper module between Routing reloads. Use remove_method to delete named route methods after each load. Since the module is never collected, this fixes a significant memory leak. Nicholas Seckar

  • Deprecate standalone components. Jeremy Kemper

  • Always clear model associations from session. #4795 sd@notso.net, andylien@gmail.com

  • Remove JavaScriptLiteral in favor of ActiveSupport::JSON::Variable. Sam Stephenson

  • Sync ActionController::StatusCodes::STATUS_CODES with http://www.iana.org/assignments/http-status-codes. #6586 dkubb

  • Multipart form values may have a content type without being treated as uploaded files if they do not provide a filename. #6401 Andreas Schwarz, Jeremy Kemper

  • assert_response supports symbolic status codes. #6569 Kevin Clark assert_response :ok assert_response :not_found assert_response :forbidden

  • Cache parsed query parameters. #6559 Stefan Kaes

  • Deprecate JavaScriptHelper#update_element_function, which is superseeded by RJS Thomas Fuchs

  • Fix invalid test fixture exposed by stricter Ruby 1.8.5 multipart parsing. #6524 Bob Silva

  • Set ActionView::Base.default_form_builder once rather than passing the :builder option to every form or overriding the form helper methods. Jeremy Kemper

  • Deprecate expire_matched_fragments. Use expire_fragment instead. #6535 Bob Silva

  • Deprecate start_form_tag and end_form_tag. Use form_tag / '' from now on. Rick Olson

  • Added block-usage to PrototypeHelper#form_remote_tag, document block-usage of FormTagHelper#form_tag Rick Olson

  • Add a 0 margin/padding div around the hidden _method input tag that form_tag outputs. Rick Olson

  • Added block-usage to TagHelper#content_tag [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    <% content_tag :div, :class => "strong" %> Hello world! <% end %>

    Will output:

    Hello world!
  • Deprecated UrlHelper#link_to_image and UrlHelper#link_to :post => true #6409 Bob Silva

  • Upgraded NumberHelper with number_to_phone support international formats to comply with ITU E.123 by supporting area codes with less than 3 digits, added precision argument to number_to_human_size (defaults to 1) #6421 Bob Silva

  • Fixed that setting RAILS_ASSET_ID to "" should not add a trailing slash after assets #6454 Bob Silva/chrismear

  • Force _url named routes to show the host in ActionView *Rick Olson

    <%= url_for ... %> # no host <%= foo_path %> # no host <%= foo_url %> # host!

  • Add support for converting blocks into function arguments to JavaScriptGenerator#call and JavaScriptProxy#call. Sam Stephenson

  • Add JavaScriptGenerator#literal for wrapping a string in an object whose #to_json is the string itself. Sam Stephenson

  • Add <%= escape_once html %> to escape html while leaving any currently escaped entities alone. Fix button_to double-escaping issue. Rick Olson

  • Fix double-escaped entities, such as &amp;, &#123;, etc. Rick Olson

  • Fix routing to correctly determine when generation fails. Closes #6300. [psross].

  • Fix broken assert_generates when extra keys are being checked. Jamis Buck

  • Replace KCODE checks with String#chars for truncate. Closes #6385 Manfred Stienstra

  • Make page caching respect the format of the resource that is being requested even if the current route is the default route so that, e.g. posts.rss is not transformed by url_for to '/' and subsequently cached as '/index.html' when it should be cached as '/posts.rss'. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Use String#chars in TextHelper::excerpt. Closes #6386 Manfred Stienstra

  • Fix relative URL root matching problems. Mark Imbriaco

  • Fix filter skipping in controller subclasses. #5949, #6297, #6299 Martin Emde

  • render_text may optionally append to the response body. render_javascript appends by default. This allows you to chain multiple render :update calls by setting @performed_render = false between them (awaiting a better public API). Jeremy Kemper

  • Rename test assertion to prevent shadowing. Closes #6306. psross

  • Fixed that NumberHelper#number_to_delimiter should respect precision of higher than two digits #6231 Philip Hallstrom

  • Fixed that FormHelper#radio_button didn't respect an :id being passed in #6266 evansj

  • Added an html_options hash parameter to javascript_tag() and update_page_tag() helpers #6311 [tzaharia]. Example:

    update_page_tag :defer => 'true' { |page| ... }
    

    Gives:

    <script defer="true" type="text/javascript">...</script>
    

    Which is needed for dealing with the IE6 DOM when it's not yet fully loaded.

  • Fixed that rescue template path shouldn't be hardcoded, then it's easier to hook in your own #6295 Mike Naberezny

  • Fixed escaping of backslashes in JavaScriptHelper#escape_javascript #6302 sven@c3d2.de

  • Fixed that some 500 rescues would cause 500's themselves because the response had not yet been generated #6329 cmselmer

  • respond_to :html doesn't assume .rhtml. #6281 Hampton Catlin

  • Fixed some deprecation warnings in ActionPack Rick Olson

  • assert_select_rjs decodes escaped unicode chars since the Javascript generators encode them. #6240 japgolly

  • Deprecation: @cookies, @headers, @request, @response will be removed after 1.2. Use the corresponding method instead. Jeremy Kemper

  • Make the :status parameter expand to the default message for that status code if it is an integer. Also support symbol statuses. [Jamis Buck]. Examples:

    head :status => 404        # expands to "404 Not Found"
    head :status => :not_found # expands to "404 Not Found"
    head :status => :created   # expands to "201 Created"
    
  • Add head(options = {}) for responses that have no body. [Jamis Buck]. Examples:

    head :status => 404 # return an empty response with a 404 status
    head :location => person_path(@person), :status => 201
    
  • Fix bug that kept any before_filter except the first one from being able to halt the before_filter chain. Rick Olson

  • strip_links is case-insensitive. #6285 tagoh, Bob Silva

  • Clear the cache of possible controllers whenever Routes are reloaded. Nicholas Seckar

  • Filters overhaul including meantime filter support using around filters + blocks. #5949 Martin Emde, Roman Le Negrate, Stefan Kaes, Jeremy Kemper

  • Update CGI process to allow sessions to contain namespaced models. Closes #4638. dfelstead@site5.com

  • Fix routing to respect user provided requirements and defaults when assigning default routing options (such as :action => 'index'). Closes #5950. Nicholas Seckar

  • Rescue Errno::ECONNRESET to handle an unexpectedly closed socket connection. Improves SCGI reliability. #3368, #6226 sdsykes, fhanshaw@vesaria.com

  • Added that respond_to blocks will automatically set the content type to be the same as is requested [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Examples:

    respond_to do |format|
      format.html { render :text => "I'm being sent as text/html" }
      format.rss  { render :text => "I'm being sent as application/rss+xml" }
      format.atom { render :text => "I'm being sent as application/xml", :content_type => Mime::XML }
    end
    
  • Added utf-8 as the default charset for all renders. You can change this default using ActionController::Base.default_charset=(encoding) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added proper getters and setters for content type and charset [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example of what we used to do:

    response.headers["Content-Type"] = "application/atom+xml; charset=utf-8"
    

    ...now:

    response.content_type = Mime::ATOM
    response.charset      = "utf-8"
    
  • Declare file extensions exempt from layouts. #6219 brandon Example: ActionController::Base.exempt_from_layout 'rpdf'

  • Add chained replace/update support for assert_select_rjs Rick Olson

    Given RJS like...
    
      page['test1'].replace "<div id=\"1\">foo</div>"
      page['test2'].replace_html "<div id=\"2\">foo</div>"
    
    Test it with...
    
      assert_select_rjs :chained_replace
      assert_select_rjs :chained_replace, "test1"
    
      assert_select_rjs :chained_replace_html
      assert_select_rjs :chained_replace_html, "test2"
    
  • Load helpers in alphabetical order for consistency. Resolve cyclic javascript_helper dependency. #6132, #6178 choonkeat@gmail.com

  • Skip params with empty names, such as the &=Save query string from . #2569 Manfred Stienstra, raphinou@yahoo.com

  • Fix assert_tag so that :content => "foo" does not match substrings, but only exact strings. Use :content => /foo/ to match substrings. #2799 Eric Hodel

  • Update JavaScriptGenerator#show/hide/toggle/remove to new Prototype syntax for multiple ids, #6068 petermichaux@gmail.com

  • Update UrlWriter to support :only_path. Nicholas Seckar, Dave Thomas

  • Fixed JavaScriptHelper#link_to_function and JavaScriptHelper#button_to_function to have the script argument be optional [David Heinemeier Hansson]. So what used to require a nil, like this:

    link_to("Hider", nil, :class => "hider_link") { |p| p[:something].hide }
    

    ...can be written like this:

    link_to("Hider", :class => "hider_link") { |p| p[:something].hide }
    
  • Added access to nested attributes in RJS #4548 [richcollins@gmail.com]. Examples:

    page['foo']['style']                  # => $('foo').style;
    page['foo']['style']['color']         # => $('blank_slate').style.color;
    page['foo']['style']['color'] = 'red' # => $('blank_slate').style.color = 'red';
    page['foo']['style'].color = 'red'    # => $('blank_slate').style.color = 'red';
    
  • Fixed that AssetTagHelper#image_tag and others using compute_public_path should not modify the incoming source argument (closes #5102) eule@space.ch

  • Deprecated the auto-appending of .png to AssetTagHelper#image_tag calls that doesn't have an extension David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Fixed FormOptionsHelper#select to respect :selected value #5813

  • Fixed TextHelper#simple_format to deal with multiple single returns within a single paragraph #5835 moriq@moriq.com

  • Fixed TextHelper#pluralize to handle 1 as a string #5909 rails@bencurtis.com

  • Improved resolution of DateHelper#distance_of_time_in_words for better precision #5994 Bob Silva

  • Changed that uncaught exceptions raised any where in the application will cause RAILS_ROOT/public/500.html to be read and shown instead of just the static "Application error (Rails)" David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added deprecation language for pagination which will become a plugin by Rails 2.0 David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added deprecation language for in_place_editor and auto_complete_field that both pieces will become plugins by Rails 2.0 David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Deprecated all of ActionController::Dependencies. All dependency loading is now handled from Active Support David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added assert_select* for CSS selector-based testing (deprecates assert_tag) #5936 assaf.arkin@gmail.com

  • radio_button_tag generates unique id attributes. #3353 Bob Silva, somekool@gmail.com

  • strip_tags passes through blank args such as nil or "". #2229, #6702 duncan@whomwah.com, dharana

  • Cleanup assert_tag :children counting. #2181 jamie@bravenet.com

  • button_to accepts :method so you can PUT and DELETE with it. #6005 Dan Webb

  • Update sanitize text helper to strip plaintext tags, and . Rick Olson

  • Add routing tests to assert that RoutingError is raised when conditions aren't met. Closes #6016 Nathan Witmer

  • Make auto_link parse a greater subset of valid url formats. Jamis Buck

  • Integration tests: headers beginning with X aren't excluded from the HTTP_ prefix, so X-Requested-With becomes HTTP_X_REQUESTED_WITH as expected. Mike Clark

  • Switch to using FormEncodedPairParser for parsing request parameters. Nicholas Seckar, David Heinemeier Hansson

  • respond_to .html now always renders #{action_name}.rhtml so that registered custom template handlers do not override it in priority. Custom mime types require a block and throw proper error now. Tobias Lütke

  • Deprecation: test deprecated instance vars in partials. Jeremy Kemper

  • Add UrlWriter to allow writing urls from Mailers and scripts. Nicholas Seckar

  • Relax Routing's anchor pattern warning; it was preventing use of [^/] inside restrictions. Nicholas Seckar

  • Add controller_paths variable to Routing. Nicholas Seckar

  • Fix assert_redirected_to issue with named routes for module controllers. Rick Olson

  • Tweak RoutingError message to show option diffs, not just missing named route significant keys. Rick Olson

  • Invoke method_missing directly on hidden actions. Closes #3030. Nicholas Seckar

  • Add RoutingError exception when RouteSet fails to generate a path from a Named Route. Rick Olson

  • Replace Reloadable with Reloadable::Deprecated. Nicholas Seckar

  • Deprecation: check whether instance variables have been monkeyed with before assigning them to deprecation proxies. Raises a RuntimeError if so. Jeremy Kemper

  • Add support for the param_name parameter to the auto_complete_field helper. #5026 david.a.williams@gmail.com

  • Deprecation! @params, @session, @flash will be removed after 1.2. Use the corresponding instance methods instead. You'll get printed warnings during tests and logged warnings in dev mode when you access either instance variable directly. Jeremy Kemper

  • Make Routing noisy when an anchor regexp is assigned to a segment. #5674 François Beausoleil

  • Added months and years to the resolution of DateHelper#distance_of_time_in_words, such that "60 days ago" becomes "2 months ago" #5611 pjhyett@gmail.com

  • Make controller_path available as an instance method. #5724 jmckible@gmail.com

  • Update query parser to support adjacent hashes. Nicholas Seckar

  • Make action caching aware of different formats for the same action so that, e.g. foo.xml is cached separately from foo.html. Implicitly set content type when reading in cached content with mime revealing extensions so the entire onous isn't on the webserver. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Restrict Request Method hacking with ?_method to POST requests. Rick Olson

  • Fixed the new_#{resource}_url route and added named route tests for Simply Restful. Rick Olson

  • Added map.resources from the Simply Restful plugin [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Examples (the API has changed to use plurals!):

    map.resources :messages
    map.resources :messages, :comments
    map.resources :messages, :new => { :preview => :post }
    
  • Fixed that integration simulation of XHRs should set Accept header as well Edward Frederick

  • TestRequest#reset_session should restore a TestSession, not a hash Michael Koziarski

  • Don't search a load-path of '.' for controller files Jamis Buck

  • Update integration.rb to require test_process explicitly instead of via Dependencies. Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed that you can still access the flash after the flash has been reset in reset_session. Closes #5584 lmarlow

  • Allow form_for and fields_for to work with indexed form inputs. Jeremy Kemper, Matt Lyon

    <% form_for 'post[]', @post do |f| -%> <% end -%>

  • Remove leak in development mode by replacing define_method with module_eval. Nicholas Seckar

  • Provide support for decimal columns to form helpers. Closes #5672. Dave Thomas

  • Pass :id => nil or :class => nil to error_messages_for to supress that html attribute. #3586 olivier_ansaldi@yahoo.com

  • Reset @html_document between requests so assert_tag works. #4810 Jarkko Laine, easleydp@gmail.com

  • Integration tests behave well with render_component. #4632 edward.frederick@revolution.com, dev.rubyonrails@maxdunn.com

  • Added exception handling of missing layouts #5373 chris@ozmm.org

  • Fixed that real files and symlinks should be treated the same when compiling templates #5438 zachary@panandscan.com

  • Fixed that the flash should be reset when reset_session is called #5584 Shugo Maeda

  • Added special case for "1 Byte" in NumberHelper#number_to_human_size #5593 murpyh@rubychan.de

  • Fixed proper form-encoded parameter parsing for requests with "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=utf-8" (note the presence of a charset directive) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Add route_name_path method to generate only the path for a named routes. For example, map.person will add person_path. Nicholas Seckar

  • Avoid naming collision among compiled view methods. Jeremy Kemper

  • Fix CGI extensions when they expect string but get nil in Windows. Closes #5276 Mislav Marohnić

  • Determine the correct template_root for deeply nested components. #2841 s.brink@web.de

  • Fix that routes with path segments in the recall can generate URLs. *Rick Olson

  • Fix strip_links so that it doesn't hang on multiline tags Jamis Buck

  • Remove problematic control chars in rescue template. #5316 Stefan Kaes

  • Make sure passed routing options are not mutated by routing code. #5314 Blair Zajac

  • Make sure changing the controller from foo/bar to bing/bang does not change relative to foo. Jamis Buck

  • Escape the path before routing recognition. #3671

  • Make sure :id and friends are unescaped properly. #5275 me@julik.nl

  • Rewind readable CGI params so others may reread them (such as CGI::Session when passing the session id in a multipart form). #210 mklame@atxeu.com, matthew@walker.wattle.id.au

  • Added Mime::TEXT (text/plain) and Mime::ICS (text/calendar) as new default types David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added Mime::Type.register(string, symbol, synonyms = []) for adding new custom mime types [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example: Mime::Type.register("image/gif", :gif)

  • Added support for Mime objects in render :content_type option [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example: render :text => some_atom, :content_type => Mime::ATOM

  • Add :status option to send_data and send_file. Defaults to '200 OK'. #5243 Manfred Stienstra m.stienstra@fngtps.com

  • Routing rewrite. Simpler, faster, easier to understand. The published API for config/routes.rb is unchanged, but nearly everything else is different, so expect breakage in plugins and libs that try to fiddle with routes. Nicholas Seckar, Jamis Buck

    map.connect '/foo/:id', :controller => '...', :action => '...' map.connect '/foo/:id.:format', :controller => '...', :action => '...' map.connect '/foo/:id', ..., :conditions => { :method => :get }

  • Cope with missing content type and length headers. Parse parameters from multipart and urlencoded request bodies only. Jeremy Kemper

  • Accept multipart PUT parameters. #5235 guy.naor@famundo.com

  • Added interrogation of params[:format] to determine Accept type. If :format is specified and matches a declared extension, like "rss" or "xml", that mime type will be put in front of the accept handler. This means you can link to the same action from different extensions and use that fact to determine output [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    class WeblogController < ActionController::Base def index @posts = Post.find :all

      respond_to do |format|
        format.html
        format.xml { render :xml => @posts.to_xml }
        format.rss { render :action => "feed.rxml" }
      end
    end
    

    end

    # returns HTML when requested by a browser, since the browser # has the HTML mimetype at the top of its priority list Accept: text/html GET /weblog

    # returns the XML Accept: application/xml GET /weblog

    # returns the HTML Accept: application/xml GET /weblog.html

    # returns the XML Accept: text/html GET /weblog.xml

    All this relies on the fact that you have a route that includes .:format.

  • Expanded :method option in FormTagHelper#form_tag, FormHelper#form_for, PrototypeHelper#remote_form_for, PrototypeHelper#remote_form_tag, and PrototypeHelper#link_to_remote to allow for verbs other than GET and POST by automatically creating a hidden form field named _method, which will simulate the other verbs over post David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added :method option to UrlHelper#link_to, which allows for using other verbs than GET for the link. This replaces the :post option, which is now deprecated. Example: link_to "Destroy", person_url(:id => person), :method => :delete David Heinemeier Hansson

  • follow_redirect doesn't complain about being redirected to the same controller. #5153 dymo@mk.ukrtelecom.ua

  • Add layout attribute to response object with the name of the layout that was rendered, or nil if none rendered. Kevin Clark

  • Fix NoMethodError when parsing params like &&. Adam Greenfield

  • form.text_area handles the :size option just like the original text_area (:size => '60x10' becomes cols="60" rows="10"). Jeremy Kemper

  • Excise ingrown code from FormOptionsHelper#options_for_select. #5008 anonymous

  • Small fix in routing to allow dynamic routes (broken after [4242]) Rick Olson

    map.connect '*path', :controller => 'files', :action => 'show'
    
  • Use #flush between switching from #write to #syswrite. Closes #4907. Blair Zajac blair@orcaware.com

  • Allow error_messages_for to report errors for multiple objects, as well as support for customizing the name of the object in the error summary header. Closes #4186. andrew@redlinesoftware.com, Marcel Molina Jr.

    error_messages_for :account, :user, :subscription, :object_name => :account

  • Fix assert_redirected_to tests according to real-world usage. Also, don't fail if you add an extra :controller option: Rick Olson

    redirect_to :action => 'new'
    assert_redirected_to :controller => 'monkeys', :action => 'new'
    
  • Diff compared routing options. Allow #assert_recognizes to take a second arg as a hash to specify optional request method Rick Olson

    assert_recognizes({:controller => 'users', :action => 'index'}, 'users')
    assert_recognizes({:controller => 'users', :action => 'create'}, {:path => 'users', :method => :post})
    
  • Diff compared options with #assert_redirected_to Rick Olson

  • Add support in routes for semicolon delimited "subpaths", like /books/:id;:action Jamis Buck

  • Change link_to_function and button_to_function to (optionally) take an update_page block instead of a JavaScript string. Closes #4804. zraii@comcast.net, Sam Stephenson

  • Modify routing so that you can say :require => { :method => :post } for a route, and the route will never be selected unless the request method is POST. Only works for route recognition, not for route generation. Jamis Buck

  • Added :add_headers option to verify which merges a hash of name/value pairs into the response's headers hash if the prerequisites cannot be satisfied. Sam Stephenson ex. verify :only => :speak, :method => :post, :render => { :status => 405, :text => "Must be post" }, :add_headers => { "Allow" => "POST" }

1.12.5 (August 10th, 2006)

  • Updated security fix

1.12.4 (August 8th, 2006)

  • Cache CgiRequest#request_parameters so that multiple calls don't re-parse multipart data. Rick Olson

  • Fixed that remote_form_for can leave out the object parameter and default to the instance variable of the object_name, just like form_for David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added ActionController.filter_parameter_logging that makes it easy to remove passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information from being logged when a request is handled. #1897 jeremye@bsa.ca.gov

  • Fixed that real files and symlinks should be treated the same when compiling templates. #5438 zachary@panandscan.com

  • Add :status option to send_data and send_file. Defaults to '200 OK'. #5243 Manfred Stienstra m.stienstra@fngtps.com

  • Update documentation for erb trim syntax. #5651 matt@mattmargolis.net

  • Short documentation to mention use of Mime::Type.register. #5710 choonkeat@gmail.com

1.12.3 (June 28th, 2006)

  • Fix broken traverse_to_controller. We now: Look for a _controller.rb file under RAILS_ROOT to load. If we find it, we require_dependency it and return the controller it defined. (If none was defined we stop looking.) If we don't find it, we look for a .rb file under RAILS_ROOT to load. If we find it, and it loads a constant we keep looking. Otherwise we check to see if a directory of the same name exists, and if it does we create a module for it.

1.12.2 (June 27th, 2006)

  • Refinement to avoid exceptions in traverse_to_controller.

  • (Hackish) Fix loading of arbitrary files in Ruby's load path by traverse_to_controller. Nicholas Seckar

1.12.1 (April 6th, 2006)

  • Fixed that template extensions would be cached development mode #4624 Stefan Kaes

  • Update to Prototype 1.5.0_rc0 Sam Stephenson

  • Honor skipping filters conditionally for only certain actions even when the parent class sets that filter to conditionally be executed only for the same actions. #4522 Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Delegate xml_http_request in integration tests to the session instance. Jamis Buck

  • Update the diagnostics template skip the useless '' text. Nicholas Seckar

  • CHANGED DEFAULT: Don't parse YAML input by default, but keep it available as an easy option David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Add additional autocompleter options aballai, Thomas Fuchs

  • Fixed fragment caching of binary data on Windows #4493 bellis@deepthought.org

  • Applied Prototype $() performance patches (#4465, #4477) and updated script.aculo.us Sam Stephenson, Thomas Fuchs

  • Added automated timestamping to AssetTagHelper methods for stylesheets, javascripts, and images when Action Controller is run under Rails [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    image_tag("rails.png") # => '<img alt="Rails" src="/images/rails.png?1143664135" />'
    

    ...to avoid frequent stats (not a problem for most people), you can set RAILS_ASSET_ID in the ENV to avoid stats:

    ENV["RAILS_ASSET_ID"] = "2345"
    image_tag("rails.png") # => '<img alt="Rails" src="/images/rails.png?2345" />'
    

    This can be used by deployment managers to set the asset id by application revision

1.12.0 (March 27th, 2006)

  • Add documentation for respond_to. Jamis Buck

  • Fixed require of bluecloth and redcloth when gems haven't been loaded #4446 murphy@cYcnus.de

  • Update to Prototype 1.5.0_pre1 Sam Stephenson

  • Change #form_for and #fields_for so that the second argument is not required Dave Thomas

    <% form_for :post, @post, :url => { :action => 'create' } do |f| -%>
    

    becomes...

    <% form_for :post, :url => { :action => 'create' } do |f| -%>
    
  • Update to script.aculo.us 1.6 Thomas Fuchs

  • Enable application/x-yaml processing by default Jamis Buck

  • Fix double url escaping of remote_function. Add :escape => false option to ActionView's url_for. Nicholas Seckar

  • Add :script option to in_place_editor to support evalScripts (closes #4194) Cody Fauser

  • Fix mixed case enumerable methods in the JavaScript Collection Proxy (closes #4314) Cody Fauser

  • Undo accidental escaping for mail_to; add regression test. Nicholas Seckar

  • Added nicer message for assert_redirected_to (closes #4294) court3nay

    assert_redirected_to :action => 'other_host', :only_path => false
    

    when it was expecting...

    redirected_to :action => 'other_host', :only_path => true, :host => 'other.test.host'
    

    gives the error message...

    response is not a redirection to all of the options supplied (redirection is <{:only_path=>false, :host=>"other.test.host", :action=>"other_host"}>), difference: <{:only_path=>"true", :host=>"other.test.host"}>
    
  • Change url_for to escape the resulting URLs when called from a view. Nicholas Seckar, coffee2code

  • Added easy support for testing file uploads with fixture_file_upload #4105 [turnip@turnipspatch.com]. Example:

    # Looks in Test::Unit::TestCase.fixture_path + '/files/spongebob.png'
    post :change_avatar, :avatar => fixture_file_upload('/files/spongebob.png', 'image/png')
    
  • Fixed UrlHelper#current_page? to behave even when url-escaped entities are present #3929 jeremy@planetargon.com

  • Add ability for relative_url_root to be specified via an environment variable RAILS_RELATIVE_URL_ROOT. isaac@reuben.com, Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed link_to "somewhere", :post => true to produce valid XHTML by using the parentnode instead of document.body for the instant form #3007 Bob Silva

  • Added :function option to PrototypeHelper#observe_field/observe_form that allows you to call a function instead of submitting an ajax call as the trigger #4268 jonathan@daikini.com

  • Make Mime::Type.parse consider q values (if any) Jamis Buck

  • XML-formatted requests are typecast according to "type" attributes for :xml_simple Jamis Buck

  • Added protection against proxy setups treating requests as local even when they're not #3898 Steve Purcell

  • Added TestRequest#raw_post that simulate raw_post from CgiRequest #3042 François Beausoleil

  • Underscore dasherized keys in formatted requests Jamis Buck

  • Add MimeResponds::Responder#any for managing multiple types with identical responses Jamis Buck

  • Make the xml_http_request testing method set the HTTP_ACCEPT header Jamis Buck

  • Add Verification to scaffolds. Prevent destructive actions using GET Michael Koziarski

  • Avoid hitting the filesystem when using layouts by using a File.directory? cache. Stefan Kaes, Nicholas Seckar

  • Simplify ActionController::Base#controller_path Nicholas Seckar

  • Added simple alert() notifications for RJS exceptions when config.action_view.debug_rjs = true. Sam Stephenson

  • Added :content_type option to render, so you can change the content type on the fly [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example: render :action => "atom.rxml", :content_type => "application/atom+xml"

  • CHANGED DEFAULT: The default content type for .rxml is now application/xml instead of type/xml, see http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2004/07/21/dive.html for reason David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added option to render action/template/file of a specific extension (and here by template type). This means you can have multiple templates with the same name but a different extension [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    class WeblogController < ActionController::Base
      def index
        @posts = Post.find :all
    
        respond_to do |type|
          type.html # using defaults, which will render weblog/index.rhtml
          type.xml  { render :action => "index.rxml" }
          type.js   { render :action => "index.rjs" }
        end
      end
    end
    
  • Added better support for using the same actions to output for different sources depending on the Accept header [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    class WeblogController < ActionController::Base
      def create
        @post = Post.create(params[:post])
    
        respond_to do |type|
          type.js   { render }  # renders create.rjs
          type.html { redirect_to :action => "index" }
          type.xml  do
            headers["Location"] = url_for(:action => "show", :id => @post)
            render(:nothing, :status => "201 Created")
          end
        end
      end
    end
    
  • Added Base#render(:xml => xml) that works just like Base#render(:text => text), but sets the content-type to text/xml and the charset to UTF-8 David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Integration test's url_for now runs in the context of the last request (if any) so after post /products/show/1 url_for :action => 'new' will yield /product/new Tobias Lütke

  • Re-added mixed-in helper methods for the JavascriptGenerator. Moved JavascriptGenerators methods to a module that is mixed in after the helpers are added. Also fixed that variables set in the enumeration methods like #collect are set correctly. Documentation added for the enumeration methods [Rick Olson]. Examples:

    page.select('#items li').collect('items') do |element|
      element.hide
    end
    # => var items = $$('#items li').collect(function(value, index) { return value.hide(); });
    
  • Added plugin support for parameter parsers, which allows for better support for REST web services. By default, posts submitted with the application/xml content type is handled by creating a XmlSimple hash with the same name as the root element of the submitted xml. More handlers can easily be registered like this:

    # Assign a new param parser to a new content type
    ActionController::Base.param_parsers['application/atom+xml'] = Proc.new do |data|
      node = REXML::Document.new(post)
     { node.root.name => node.root }
    end
    
    # Assign the default XmlSimple to a new content type
    ActionController::Base.param_parsers['application/backpack+xml'] = :xml_simple
    

    Default YAML web services were retired, ActionController::Base.param_parsers carries an example which shows how to get this functionality back. As part of this new plugin support, request.[formatted_post?, xml_post?, yaml_post? and post_format] were all deprecated in favor of request.content_type Tobias Lütke

  • Fixed Effect.Appear in effects.js to work with floats in Safari #3524, #3813, #3044 Thomas Fuchs

  • Fixed that default image extension was not appended when using a full URL with AssetTagHelper#image_tag #4032, #3728 rubyonrails@beautifulpixel.com

  • Added that page caching will only happen if the response code is less than 400 #4033 g.bucher@teti.ch

  • Add ActionController::IntegrationTest to allow high-level testing of the way the controllers and routes all work together Jamis Buck

  • Added support to AssetTagHelper#javascript_include_tag for having :defaults appear anywhere in the list, so you can now make one call ala javascript_include_tag(:defaults, "my_scripts") or javascript_include_tag("my_scripts", :defaults) depending on how you want the load order #3506 Bob Silva

  • Added support for visual effects scoped queues to the visual_effect helper #3530 Abdur-Rahman Advany

  • Added .rxml (and any non-rhtml template, really) supportfor CaptureHelper#content_for and CaptureHelper#capture #3287 Brian Takita

  • Added script.aculo.us drag and drop helpers to RJS [Thomas Fuchs]. Examples:

    page.draggable 'product-1'
    page.drop_receiving 'wastebasket', :url => { :action => 'delete' }
    page.sortable 'todolist', :url => { action => 'change_order' }
    
  • Fixed that form elements would strip the trailing [] from the first parameter #3545 ruby@bobsilva.com

  • During controller resolution, update the NameError suppression to check for the expected constant. Nicholas Seckar

  • Update script.aculo.us to V1.5.3 Thomas Fuchs

  • Added various InPlaceEditor options, #3746, #3891, #3896, #3906 Bill Burcham, ruairi, sl33p3r

  • Added :count option to pagination that'll make it possible for the ActiveRecord::Base.count call to using something else than * for the count. Especially important for count queries using DISTINCT #3839 Stefan Kaes

  • Update script.aculo.us to V1.5.2 Thomas Fuchs

  • Added element and collection proxies to RJS [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Examples:

    page['blank_slate']                  # => $('blank_slate');
    page['blank_slate'].show             # => $('blank_slate').show();
    page['blank_slate'].show('first').up # => $('blank_slate').show('first').up();
    
    page.select('p')                      # => $$('p');
    page.select('p.welcome b').first      # => $$('p.welcome b').first();
    page.select('p.welcome b').first.hide # => $$('p.welcome b').first().hide();
    
  • Add JavaScriptGenerator#replace for replacing an element's "outer HTML". #3246 tom@craz8.com, Sam Stephenson

  • Remove over-engineered form_for code for a leaner implementation. Nicholas Seckar

  • Document form_for's :html option. Nicholas Seckar

  • Major components cleanup and speedup. #3527 Stefan Kaes

  • Fix problems with pagination and :include. Kevin Clark

  • Add ActiveRecordTestCase for testing AR integration. Kevin Clark

  • Add Unit Tests for pagination Kevin Clark

  • Add :html option for specifying form tag options in form_for. Sam Stephenson

  • Replace dubious controller parent class in filter docs. #3655, #3722 info@rhalff.com, eigentone@gmail.com

  • Don't interpret the :value option on text_area as an html attribute. Set the text_area's value. #3752 gabriel@gironda.org

  • Fix remote_form_for creates a non-ajax form. Rick Olson

  • Don't let arbitrary classes match as controllers -- a potentially dangerous bug. Nicholas Seckar

  • Fix Routing tests. Fix routing where failing to match a controller would prevent the rest of routes from being attempted. Nicholas Seckar

  • Add :builder => option to form_for and friends. Nicholas Seckar, Rick Olson

  • Fix controller resolution to avoid accidentally inheriting a controller from a parent module. Nicholas Seckar

  • Set sweeper's @controller to nil after a request so that the controller may be collected between requests. Nicholas Seckar

  • Subclasses of ActionController::Caching::Sweeper should be Reloadable. Rick Olson

  • Document the :xhr option for verifications. #3666 leeo

  • Added :only and :except controls to skip_before/after_filter just like for when you add filters David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Ensure that the instance variables are copied to the template when performing render :update. Nicholas Seckar

  • Add the ability to call JavaScriptGenerator methods from helpers called in update blocks. [Sam Stephenson] Example: module ApplicationHelper def update_time page.replace_html 'time', Time.now.to_s(:db) page.visual_effect :highlight, 'time' end end

    class UserController < ApplicationController def poll render :update { |page| page.update_time } end end

  • Add render(:update) to ActionView::Base. Sam Stephenson

  • Fix render(:update) to not render layouts. Sam Stephenson

  • Fixed that SSL would not correctly be detected when running lighttpd/fcgi behind lighttpd w/mod_proxy #3548 Steve Purcell

  • Added the possibility to specify atomatic expiration for the memcachd session container #3571 Stefan Kaes

  • Change layout discovery to take into account the change in semantics with File.join and nil arguments. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Raise a RedirectBackError if redirect_to :back is called when there's no HTTP_REFERER defined #3049 Kevin Clark

  • Treat timestamps like datetimes for scaffolding purposes #3388 Maik Schmidt

  • Fix IE bug with link_to "something", :post => true #3443 Justin Palmer

  • Extract Test::Unit::TestCase test process behavior into an ActionController::TestProcess module. Sam Stephenson

  • Pass along blocks from render_to_string to render. Sam Stephenson

  • Add render :update for inline RJS. [Sam Stephenson] Example: class UserController < ApplicationController def refresh render :update do |page| page.replace_html 'user_list', :partial => 'user', :collection => @users page.visual_effect :highlight, 'user_list' end end end

  • allow nil objects for error_messages_for Michael Koziarski

  • Refactor human_size to exclude decimal place if it is zero. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Update to Prototype 1.5.0_pre0 Sam Stephenson

  • Automatically discover layouts when a controller is namespaced. #2199, #3424 me@jonnii.com rails@jeffcole.net Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Add support for multiple proxy servers to CgiRequest#host gaetanot@comcast.net

  • Documentation typo fix. #2367 Blair Zajac

  • Remove Upload Progress. #2871 Sean Treadway

  • Fix typo in function name mapping in auto_complete_field. #2929 #3446 doppler@gmail.com phil.ross@gmail.com

  • Allow auto-discovery of third party template library layouts. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Have the form builder output radio button, not check box, when calling the radio button helper. #3331 LouisStAmour@gmail.com

  • Added assignment of the Autocompleter object created by JavaScriptMacroHelper#auto_complete_field to a local javascript variables David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added :on option for PrototypeHelper#observe_field that allows you to specify a different callback hook to have the observer trigger on David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added JavaScriptHelper#button_to_function that works just like JavaScriptHelper#link_to_function but uses a button instead of a href David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added that JavaScriptHelper#link_to_function will honor existing :onclick definitions when adding the function call David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added :disable_with option to FormTagHelper#submit_tag to allow for easily disabled submit buttons with different text David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Make auto_link handle nil by returning quickly if blank? Scott Barron

  • Make auto_link match urls with a port number specified. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Added support for toggling visual effects to ScriptaculousHelper::visual_effect, #3323. Thomas Fuchs

  • Update to script.aculo.us to 1.5.0 rev. 3343 Thomas Fuchs

  • Added :select option for JavaScriptMacroHelper#auto_complete_field that makes it easier to only use part of the auto-complete suggestion as the value for insertion Thomas Fuchs

  • Added delayed execution of Javascript from within RJS #3264 [devslashnull@gmail.com]. Example:

    page.delay(20) do
      page.visual_effect :fade, 'notice'
    end
    
  • Add session ID to default logging, but remove the verbose description of every step David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Add the following RJS methods: Sam Stephenson

    * alert - Displays an alert() dialog
    * redirect_to - Changes window.location.href to simulate a browser redirect
    * call - Calls a JavaScript function
    * assign - Assigns to a JavaScript variable
    * << - Inserts an arbitrary JavaScript string
    
  • Fix incorrect documentation for form_for Nicholas Seckar

  • Don't include a layout when rendering an rjs template using render's :template option. Marcel Molina Jr.

1.1.2 (December 13th, 2005)

  • Become part of Rails 1.0

  • Update to script.aculo.us 1.5.0 final (equals 1.5.0_rc6) Thomas Fuchs

  • Update to Prototype 1.4.0 final Sam Stephenson

  • Added form_remote_for (form_for meets form_remote_tag) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Update to script.aculo.us 1.5.0_rc6

  • More robust relative url root discovery for SCGI compatibility. This solves the 'SCGI routes problem' -- you no longer need to prefix all your routes with the name of the SCGI mountpoint. #3070 Dave Ringoen

  • Fix docs for text_area_tag. #3083. Christopher Cotton

  • Change form_for and fields_for method signatures to take object name and object as separate arguments rather than as a Hash. David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Introduce :selected option to the select helper. Allows you to specify a selection other than the current value of object.method. Specify :selected => nil to leave all options unselected. #2991 Jonathan Viney jonathan@bluewire.net.nz

  • Initialize @optional in routing code to avoid warnings about uninitialized access to an instance variable. Nicholas Seckar

  • Make ActionController's render honor the :locals option when rendering a :file. #1665. Emanuel Borsboom, Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Allow assert_tag(:conditions) to match the empty string when a tag has no children. Closes #2959. Jamis Buck

  • Update html-scanner to handle CDATA sections better. Closes #2970. Jamis Buck

  • Don't put flash in session if sessions are disabled. Jeremy Kemper

  • Strip out trailing &_= for raw post bodies. Closes #2868. Sam Stephenson

  • Pass multiple arguments to Element.show and Element.hide in JavaScriptGenerator instead of using iterators. Sam Stephenson

  • Improve expire_fragment documentation. #2966 court3nay

  • Correct docs for automatic layout assignment. #2610. Charles M. Gerungan

  • Always create new AR sessions rather than trying too hard to avoid database traffic. #2731 Jeremy Kemper

  • Update to Prototype 1.4.0_rc4. Closes #2943 (old Array.prototype.reverse behavior can be obtained by passing false as an argument). Sam Stephenson

  • Use Element.update('id', 'html') instead of $('id').innerHTML = 'html' in JavaScriptGenerator#replace_html so that script tags are evaluated. Sam Stephenson

  • Make rjs templates always implicitly skip out on layouts. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Correct length for the truncate text helper. #2913 Stefan Kaes

  • Update to Prototype 1.4.0_rc3. Closes #1893, #2505, #2550, #2748, #2783. Sam Stephenson

  • Add support for new rjs templates which wrap an update_page block. Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Rename Version constant to VERSION. #2802 Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Correct time_zone_options_for_select docs. #2892 pudeyo@rpi.com

  • Remove the unused, slow response_dump and session_dump variables from error pages. #1222 lmarlow

  • Performance tweaks: use Set instead of Array to speed up prototype helper include? calls. Avoid logging code if logger is nil. Inline commonly-called template presence checks. #2880, #2881, #2882, #2883 Stefan Kaes

  • MemCache store may be given multiple addresses. #2869 Ryan Carver ryan@fivesevensix.com

  • Handle cookie parsing irregularity for certain Nokia phones. #2530 zaitzow@gmail.com

  • Added PrototypeHelper::JavaScriptGenerator and PrototypeHelper#update_page for easily modifying multiple elements in an Ajax response. [Sam Stephenson] Example:

    update_page do |page|
      page.insert_html :bottom, 'list', '<li>Last item</li>'
      page.visual_effect :highlight, 'list'
      page.hide 'status-indicator', 'cancel-link'
    end
    

    generates the following JavaScript:

    new Insertion.Bottom("list", "<li>Last item</li>");
    new Effect.Highlight("list");
    ["status-indicator", "cancel-link"].each(Element.hide);
    
  • Refactored JavaScriptHelper into PrototypeHelper and ScriptaculousHelper Sam Stephenson

  • Update to latest script.aculo.us version (as of [3031])

  • Updated docs for in_place_editor, fixes a couple bugs and offers extended support for external controls Justin Palmer

  • Update documentation for render :file. #2858 Tom Werner

  • Only include builtin filters whose filenames match /^[a-z][a-z_]_helper.rb$/ to avoid including operating system metadata such as ._foo_helper.rb. #2855 *court3nay

  • Added FormHelper#form_for and FormHelper#fields_for that makes it easier to work with forms for single objects also if they don't reside in instance variables [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Examples:

    <% form_for :person, @person, :url => { :action => "update" } do |f| %> First name: <%= f.text_field :first_name %> Last name : <%= f.text_field :last_name %> Biography : <%= f.text_area :biography %> Admin? : <%= f.check_box :admin %> <% end %>

    <% form_for :person, person, :url => { :action => "update" } do |person_form| %> First name: <%= person_form.text_field :first_name %> Last name : <%= person_form.text_field :last_name %>

    <% fields_for :permission => person.permission do |permission_fields| %>
      Admin?  : <%= permission_fields.check_box :admin %>
    <% end %>
    

    <% end %>

  • options_for_select allows any objects which respond_to? :first and :last rather than restricting to Array and Range. #2824 Jacob Robbins jrobbins@cmj.com, Jeremy Kemper

  • The auto_link text helper accepts an optional block to format the link text for each url and email address. Example: auto_link(post.body) { |text| truncate(text, 10) } Jeremy Kemper

  • assert_tag uses exact matches for string conditions, instead of partial matches. Use regex to do partial matches. #2799 Jamis Buck

  • CGI::Session::ActiveRecordStore.data_column_name = 'foobar' to use a different session data column than the 'data' default. nbpwie102@sneakemail.com

  • Do not raise an exception when default helper is missing; log a debug message instead. It's nice to delete empty helpers. Jeremy Kemper

  • Controllers with acronyms in their names (e.g. PDFController) require the correct default helper (PDFHelper in file pdf_helper.rb). #2262 jeff@opendbms.com

1.11.0 (November 7th, 2005)

  • Added request as instance method to views, so you can do <%= request.env["HTTP_REFERER"] %>, just like you can already access response, session, and the likes David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Fix conflict with assert_tag and Glue gem #2255 david.felstead@gmail.com

  • Add documentation to assert_tag indicating that it only works with well-formed XHTML #1937, #2570 Jamis Buck

  • Added action_pack.rb stub so that ActionPack::Version loads properly Sam Stephenson

  • Added short-hand to assert_tag so assert_tag :tag => "span" can be written as assert_tag "span" David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added skip_before_filter/skip_after_filter for easier control of the filter chain in inheritance hierachies [David Heinemeier Hansson]. Example:

    class ApplicationController < ActionController::Base
      before_filter :authenticate
    end
    
    class WeblogController < ApplicationController
      # will run the :authenticate filter
    end
    
    class SignupController < ActionController::Base
      # will not run the :authenticate filter
      skip_before_filter :authenticate
    end
    
  • Added redirect_to :back as a short-hand for redirect_to(request.env["HTTP_REFERER"]) David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Change javascript_include_tag :defaults to not use script.aculo.us loader, which facilitates the use of plugins for future script.aculo.us and third party javascript extensions, and provide register_javascript_include_default for plugins to specify additional JavaScript files to load. Removed slider.js and builder.js from actionpack. Thomas Fuchs

  • Fix problem where redirecting components can cause an infinite loop Rick Olson

  • Added support for the queue option on visual_effect Thomas Fuchs

  • Update script.aculo.us to V1.5_rc4 Thomas Fuchs

  • Fix that render :text didn't interpolate instance variables #2629, #2626 Stefan Kaes

  • Fix line number detection and escape RAILS_ROOT in backtrace Regexp Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed document.getElementsByClassName from Prototype to be speedy again Sam Stephenson

  • Recognize ./#{RAILS_ROOT} as RAILS_ROOT in error traces Nicholas Seckar

  • Remove ARStore session fingerprinting Nicholas Seckar

  • Fix obscure bug in ARStore Nicholas Seckar

  • Added TextHelper#strip_tags for removing HTML tags from a string (using HTMLTokenizer) #2229 marcin@junkheap.net

  • Added a reader for flash.now, so it's possible to do stuff like flash.now[:alert] ||= 'New if not set' #2422 Caio Chassot

1.10.2 (October 26th, 2005)

  • Reset template variables after using render_to_string Stefan Kaes

  • Expose the session model backing CGI::Session

  • Abbreviate RAILS_ROOT in traces

1.10.1 (October 19th, 2005)

  • Update error trace templates Nicholas Seckar

  • Stop showing generated routing code in application traces Nicholas Seckar

1.10.0 (October 16th, 2005)

  • Make string-keys locals assigns optional. Add documentation describing depreciated state Stefan Kaes

  • Improve line number detection for template errors Nicholas Seckar

  • Update/clean up documentation (rdoc)

  • Upgrade to Prototype 1.4.0_rc0 Sam Stephenson

  • Added assert_vaild. Reports the proper AR error messages as fail message when the passed record is invalid Tobias Lütke

  • Add temporary support for passing locals to render using string keys Nicholas Seckar

  • Clean up error pages by providing better backtraces Nicholas Seckar

  • Raise an exception if an attempt is made to insert more session data into the ActiveRecordStore data column than the column can hold. #2234. justin@textdrive.com

  • Removed references to assertions.rb from actionpack assert's backtraces. Makes error reports in functional unit tests much less noisy. Tobias Lütke

  • Updated and clarified documentation for JavaScriptHelper to be more concise about the various options for including the JavaScript libs. Thomas Fuchs

  • Hide "Retry with Breakpoint" button on error pages until feature is functional. David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Fix Request#host_with_port to use the standard port when Rails is behind a proxy. Nicholas Seckar

  • Escape query strings in the href attribute of URLs created by url_helper. #2333 Michael Schuerig michael@schuerig.de

  • Improved line number reporting for template errors Nicholas Seckar

  • Added :locals support for render :inline #2463 mdabney@cavoksolutions.com

  • Unset the X-Requested-With header when using the xhr wrapper in functional tests so that future requests aren't accidentally xhr'ed #2352 me@julik.nl, Sam Stephenson

  • Unescape paths before writing cache to file system. #1877. Damien Pollet

  • Wrap javascript_tag contents in a CDATA section and add a cdata_section method to TagHelper #1691 Michael Schuerig, Sam Stephenson

  • Misc doc fixes (typos/grammar/etc). #2445. coffee2code

  • Speed improvement for session_options. #2287. Stefan Kaes

  • Make cacheing binary files friendly with Windows. #1975. Rich Olson

  • Convert boolean form options form the tag_helper. #809. Michael Schuerig michael@schuerig.de

  • Fixed that an instance variable with the same name as a partial should be implicitly passed as the partial :object #2269 court3nay

  • Update Prototype to V1.4.0_pre11, script.aculo.us to [2502] Thomas Fuchs

  • Make assert_tag :children count appropriately. Closes #2181. jamie@bravenet.com

  • Forced newer versions of RedCloth to use hard breaks David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Added new scriptaculous options for auto_complete_field #2343 Manfred Stienstra

  • Don't prepend the asset host if the string is already a fully-qualified URL

  • Updated to script.aculo.us V1.5.0_rc2 and Prototype to V1.4.0_pre7 Thomas Fuchs

  • Undo condition change made in [2345] to prevent normal parameters arriving as StringIO.

  • Tolerate consecutive delimiters in query parameters. #2295 darashi@gmail.com

  • Streamline render process, code cleaning. Closes #2294. skae

  • Keep flash after components are rendered. #2291 Rick Olson, Scott

  • Shorten IE file upload path to filename only to match other browsers. #1507 court3nay

  • Fix open/save dialog in IE not opening files send with send_file/send_data, #2279 Thomas Fuchs

  • Fixed that auto_discovery_link_tag couldn't take a string as the URL David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Fixed problem with send_file and WEBrick using stdout #1812 David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Optimized tag_options to not sort keys, which is no longer necessary when assert_dom_equal and friend is available #1995 skae

  • Added assert_dom_equal and assert_dom_not_equal to compare tags generated by the helpers in an order-indifferent manner #1995 skae

  • Fixed that Request#domain caused an exception if the domain header wasn't set in the original http request #1795 Michael Koziarski

  • Make the truncate() helper multi-byte safe (assuming $KCODE has been set to something other than "NONE") #2103

  • Add routing tests from #1945 ben@groovie.org

  • Add a routing test case covering #2101 Nicholas Seckar

  • Cache relative_url_root for all webservers, not just Apache #2193 skae

  • Speed up cookie use by decreasing string copying #2194 skae

  • Fixed access to "Host" header with requests made by crappy old HTTP/1.0 clients #2124 Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Added easy assignment of fragment cache store through use of symbols for included stores (old way still works too)

    Before: ActionController::Base.fragment_cache_store = ActionController::Base::Caching::Fragments::FileStore.new("/path/to/cache/directory")

    After: ActionController::Base.fragment_cache_store = :file_store, "/path/to/cache/directory"

  • Added ActionController::Base.session_store=, session_store, and session_options to make it easier to tweak the session options (instead of going straight to ActionController::CgiRequest::DEFAULT_SESSION_OPTIONS)

  • Added TextHelper#cycle to cycle over an array of values on each hit (useful for alternating row colors etc) #2154 dave-ml@dribin.org

  • Ensure that request.path never returns nil. Closes #1675 Nicholas Seckar

  • Add ability to specify Route Regexps for controllers. Closes #1917. Sebastian Kanthak

  • Provide Named Route's hash methods as helper methods. Closes #1744. Nicholas Seckar, Steve Purcell

  • Added :multipart option to ActiveRecordHelper#form to make it possible to add file input fields #2034 jstirk@oobleyboo.com

  • Moved auto-completion and in-place editing into the Macros module and their helper counterparts into JavaScriptMacrosHelper

  • Added in-place editing support in the spirit of auto complete with ActionController::Base.in_place_edit_for, JavascriptHelper#in_place_editor_field, and Javascript support from script.aculo.us #2038 Jon Tirsen

  • Added :disabled option to all data selects that'll make the elements inaccessible for change #2167, #253 eigentone

  • Fixed that TextHelper#auto_link_urls would include punctuation in the links #2166, #1671 eigentone

  • Fixed that number_to_currency(1000, {:precision => 0})) should return "$1,000", instead of "$1,000." #2122 sd@notso.net

  • Allow link_to_remote to use any DOM-element as the parent of the form elements to be submitted #2137 [erik@ruby-lang.nl]. Example:

    <tr id="row023">
      <td><input name="foo"/></td>
      <td><input name="bar"/></td>
      <td><%= link_to_remote 'Save', :update => "row023",
            :submit => "row023", :url => {:action => 'save_row'} %></td>
    </tr>
    
  • Fixed that render :partial would fail when :object was a Hash (due to backwards compatibility issues) #2148 Sam Stephenson

  • Fixed JavascriptHelper#auto_complete_for to only include unique items #2153 Thomas Fuchs

  • Fixed all AssetHelper methods to work with relative paths, such that javascript_include_tag('stdlib/standard') will look in /javascripts/stdlib/standard instead of '/stdlib/standard/' #1963

  • Avoid extending view instance with helper modules each request. Closes #1979

  • Performance improvements to CGI methods. Closes #1980 Stefan Kaes

  • Added :post option to UrlHelper#link_to that makes it possible to do POST requests through normal ahref links using Javascript

  • Fixed overwrite_params

  • Added ActionController::Base.benchmark and ActionController::Base.silence to allow for easy benchmarking and turning off the log

  • Updated vendor copy of html-scanner to support better xml parsing

  • Added :popup option to UrlHelper#link_to #1996 [gabriel.gironda@gmail.com]. Examples:

    link_to "Help", { :action => "help" }, :popup => true
    link_to "Busy loop", { :action => "busy" }, :popup => ['new_window', 'height=300,width=600']
    
  • Drop trailing \000 if present on RAW_POST_DATA (works around bug in Safari Ajax implementation) #918

  • Fix observe_field to fall back to event-based observation if frequency <= 0 #1916 Michael Schubert

  • Allow use of the :with option for submit_to_remote #1936 jon@instance-design.co.uk

  • AbstractRequest#domain returns nil when host is an ip address #2012 Kevin Clark

  • ActionController documentation update #2051 François Beausoleil

  • Yield @content_for_ variables to templates #2058 Sam Stephenson

  • Make rendering an empty partial collection behave like :nothing => true #2080 Sam Stephenson

  • Add option to specify the singular name used by pagination.

  • Use string key to obtain action value. Allows indifferent hashes to be disabled.

  • Added ActionView::Base.cache_template_loading back.

  • Rewrote compiled templates to decrease code complexity. Removed template load caching in favour of compiled caching. Fixed template error messages. Nicholas Seckar

  • Fix Routing to handle :some_param => nil better. Nicholas Seckar, Luminas

  • Add support for :include with pagination (subject to existing constraints for :include with :limit and :offset) #1478 Michael Schubert

  • Prevent the benchmark module from blowing up if a non-HTTP/1.1 request is processed

  • Added :use_short_month option to select_month helper to show month names as abbreviations

  • Make link_to escape the javascript in the confirm option #1964 nicolas.pouillard@gmail.com

  • Make assert_redirected_to properly check URL's passed as strings #1910 Scott Barron

  • Make sure :layout => false is always used when rendering inside a layout

  • Use raise instead of assert_not_nil in Test::Unit::TestCase#process to ensure that the test variables (controller, request, response) have been set

  • Make sure assigns are built for every request when testing #1866

  • Allow remote_addr to be queried on TestRequest #1668

  • Fixed bug when a partial render was passing a local with the same name as the partial

  • Improved performance of test app req/sec with ~10% refactoring the render method #1823 Stefan Kaes

  • Improved performance of test app req/sec with 5-30% through a series of Action Pack optimizations #1811 Stefan Kaes

  • Changed caching/expiration/hit to report using the DEBUG log level and errors to use the ERROR log level instead of both using INFO

  • Added support for per-action session management #1763

  • Improved rendering speed on complicated templates by up to 100% (the more complex the templates, the higher the speedup) #1234 [Stefan Kaes]. This did necessasitate a change to the internals of ActionView#render_template that now has four parameters. Developers of custom view handlers (like Amrita) need to update for that.

  • Added options hash as third argument to FormHelper#input, so you can do input('person', 'zip', :size=>10) #1719 jeremye@bsa.ca.gov

  • Added Base#expires_in(seconds)/Base#expires_now to control HTTP content cache headers #1755 Thomas Fuchs

  • Fixed line number reporting for Builder template errors #1753 piotr

  • Fixed assert_routing so that testing controllers in modules works as expected Nicholas Seckar, Rick Olson

  • Fixed bug with :success/:failure callbacks for the JavaScriptHelper methods #1730 court3nay/Thomas Fuchs

  • Added named_route method to RouteSet instances so that RouteSet instance methods do not prevent certain names from being used. Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed routes so that routes which do not specify :action in the path or in the requirements have a default of :action => 'index', In addition, fixed url generation so that :action => 'index' does not need to be provided for such urls. Nicholas Seckar, Markjuh

  • Worked around a Safari bug where it wouldn't pass headers through if the response was zero length by having render :nothing return ' ' instead of ''

  • Fixed Request#subdomains to handle "foo.foo.com" correctly

1.9.1 (11 July, 2005)

  • Fixed that auto_complete_for didn't force the input string to lower case even as the db comparison was

  • Fixed that Action View should always use the included Builder, never attempt to require the gem, to ensure compatibility

  • Added that nil options are not included in tags, so tag("p", :ignore => nil) now returns

    not

    but that tag("p", :ignore => "") still includes it #1465 Michael Schuerig
  • Fixed that UrlHelper#link_to_unless/link_to_if used html_escape on the name if no link was to be applied. This is unnecessary and breaks its use with images #1649 joergd@pobox.com

  • Improved error message for DoubleRenderError

  • Fixed routing to allow for testing of path components #1650 *Nicholas Seckar

  • Added :handle as an option to sortable_element to restrict the drag handle to a given class #1642 thejohnny

  • Added a bunch of script.aculo.us features #1644, #1677, #1695 Thomas Fuchs

    • Effect.ScrollTo, to smoothly scroll the page to an element
    • Better Firefox flickering handling on SlideUp/SlideDown
    • Removed a possible memory leak in IE with draggables
    • Added support for cancelling dragging my hitting ESC
    • Added capability to remove draggables/droppables and redeclare sortables in dragdrop.js (this makes it possible to call sortable_element on the same element more than once, e.g. in AJAX returns that modify the sortable element. all current sortable 'stuff' on the element will be discarded and the sortable will be rebuilt)
    • Always reset background color on Effect.Highlight; this make change backwards-compatibility, to be sure include style="background-color:(target-color)" on your elements or else elements will fall back to their CSS rules (which is a good thing in most circumstances)
    • Removed circular references from element to prevent memory leaks (still not completely gone in IE)
    • Changes to class extension in effects.js
    • Make Effect.Highlight restore any previously set background color when finishing (makes effect work with CSS classes that set a background color)
    • Fixed myriads of memory leaks in IE and Gecko-based browsers David Zülke
    • Added incremental and local autocompleting and loads of documentation to controls.js Ivan Krstic
    • Extended the auto_complete_field helper to accept tokens option
    • Changed object extension mechanism to favor Object.extend to make script.aculo.us easily adaptable to support 3rd party libs like IE7.js David Zülke
  • Fixed that named routes didn't use the default values for action and possible other parameters #1534 Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed JavascriptHelper#visual_effect to use camelize such that :blind_up will work #1639 pelletierm@eastmedia.net

  • Fixed that a SessionRestoreError was thrown if a model object was placed in the session that wasn't available to all controllers. This means that it's no longer necessary to use the 'model :post' work-around in ApplicationController to have a Post model in your session.

1.9.0 (6 July, 2005)

  • Added logging of the request URI in the benchmark statement (makes it easy to grep for slow actions)

  • Added javascript_include_tag :defaults shortcut that'll include all the default javascripts included with Action Pack (prototype, effects, controls, dragdrop)

  • Cache several controller variables that are expensive to calculate #1229 Stefan Kaes

  • The session class backing CGI::Session::ActiveRecordStore may be replaced with any class that duck-types with a subset of Active Record. See docs for details #1238 Stefan Kaes

  • Fixed that hashes was not working properly when passed by GET to lighttpd #849 Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed assert_template nil will be true when no template was rendered #1565 maceywj@telus.net

  • Added :prompt option to FormOptions#select (and the users of it, like FormOptions#select_country etc) to create "Please select" style descriptors #1181 Michael Schuerig

  • Added JavascriptHelper#update_element_function, which returns a Javascript function (or expression) that'll update a DOM element according to the options passed #933 [mortonda@dgrmm.net]. Examples:

    <%= update_element_function("products", :action => :insert, :position => :bottom, :content => "<p>New product!</p>") %>
    
    <% update_element_function("products", :action => :replace, :binding => binding) do %>
      <p>Product 1</p>
      <p>Product 2</p>
    <% end %>
    
  • Added :field_name option to DateHelper#select_(year|month|day) to deviate from the year/month/day defaults #1266 Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Added JavascriptHelper#draggable_element and JavascriptHelper#drop_receiving_element to facilitate easy dragging and dropping through the script.aculo.us libraries #1578 Thomas Fuchs

  • Added that UrlHelper#mail_to will now also encode the default link title #749 f.svehla@gmail.com

  • Removed the default option of wrap=virtual on FormHelper#text_area to ensure XHTML compatibility #1300 thomas@columbus.rr.com

  • Adds the ability to include XML CDATA tags using Builder #1563 [Josh Knowles]. Example:

    xml.cdata! "some text" # => <![CDATA[some text]]>
    
  • Added evaluation of SCRIPT blocks in content returned to Ajax calls #1577 Thomas Fuchs/court3nay/Sean Treadway

  • Directly generate paths with a leading slash instead of tacking it on later. #1543 Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed errant parameter modification in functional tests. #1542 Nicholas Seckar

  • Routes fail with leading slash #1540 Nicholas Seckar

  • Added support for graceful error handling of Ajax calls #1217 [Jamis Buck/Thomas Fuchs]. Example:

    link_to_remote(
      "test",
      :url => { :action => "faulty" },
      :update => { :success => "good", :failure => "bad" },
      403 => "alert('Forbidden- got ya!')",
      404 => "alert('Nothing there...?')",
      :failure => "alert('Unkown error ' + request.status)")
    
  • Attempt to explicitly flush the output at the end of CgiProcess#out

  • Fixed assert_redirected_to to handle absolute controller paths properly #1472 Rick Olson/Nicholas Seckar

  • Added event-based observations when frequency is not set on observe_field/form #1474 flash@vanklinkenbergsoftware.nl

  • Added script.aculo.us Javascripts (controls.js, dragdrop.js, effects.js) (NEEDS MORE DESCRIPTION) #1509 Thomas Fuchs

  • Fixed prototype to consider all fields it doesn't know as text (such as Safari's search) just like the browser in its serialization #1497 Sean Treadway

  • Improved performance of Routes generation by a factor of 5 #1434 Nicholas Seckar

  • Added named routes (NEEDS BETTER DESCRIPTION) #1434 Nicholas Seckar

  • Improved AbstractRequest documentation #1483 court3nay

  • Added ActionController::Base.allow_concurrency to control whether the application is thread-safe, so multi-threaded servers like WEBrick knows whether to apply a mutex around the performance of each action. Turned off by default. EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE.

  • Added TextHelper#word_wrap(text, line_length = 80) #1449 tuxie@dekadance.se

  • Added a fall-through action for form_remote_tag that'll be used in case Javascript is unavailable #1459 [Scott Barron]. Example:

    form_remote_tag :html => { :action => url_for(:controller => "some", :action => "place") }
    
  • Added :xhr => true/false option to verify so you can ensure that a request is coming from an Ajax call or not #1464 Thomas Fuchs

  • Added tag_options as a third parameter to AssetHelper#auto_discovery_link_tag to control options like the title of the link #1430 Kevin Clark

  • Added option to pass in parameters to CaptureHelper#capture, so you can create more advanced view helper methods #1466 [duane.johnson@gmail.com]. Example:

    <% show_calendar(:year => 2005, :month => 6) do |day, options| %>
      <% options[:bgcolor] = '#dfd' if 10..15.include? day %>
      [<%= day %>]
    <% end %>
    
  • Changed the default name of the input tag generated by FormTagHelper#submit_tag from "submit" to "commit" so it doesn't clash with form.submit() calls in Javascript #1271

  • Fixed relative urls support for lighttpd #1048 Nicholas Seckar/maznawak@nerim.net

  • Correct distance_of_time_in_words for integer arguments and make the second arg optional, treating the first arg as a duration in seconds. #1458 madrobby thomas@fesch.at

  • Fixed query parser to deal gracefully with equal signs inside keys and values #1345 [gorou]. Example: /?sig=abcdef=:foobar=&x=y will pass now.

  • Added Cuba to country list #1351 todd

  • Fixed radio_button to work with numeric values #1352 demetrius

  • Added :extension option to NumberHelper#number_to_phone #1361 delynnb

  • Added button_to as a form-based solution to deal with harmful actions that should be hidden behind POSTs. This makes it just as easy as link_to to create a safe trigger for actions like destroy, although it's limited by being a block element, the fixed look, and a no-no inside other forms. #1371 tom@moertel.com

  • Fixed image_tag so an exception is not thrown just because the image is missing and alt value can't be generated #1395 Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Added a third parameter to TextHelper#auto_link called href_options for specifying additional tag options on the links generated #1401 [tyler.kovacs@gmail.com]. Example: auto_link(text, :all, { :target => "_blank" }) to have all the generated links open in a new window.

  • Fixed TextHelper#highlight to return the text, not nil, if the phrase is blank #1409 Patrick Lenz

  • Fixed TagHelper such that :name and 'name' keys in the options doesn't result in two attributes #1455 take_tk

  • Ensure that helpers are only available to the controllers where they are defined and their subclasses. #1394 kdole@tamu.edu

  • render("foo/bar") works with a layout again

  • Fixed double-singularization on scaffolded pagination call (Address would be turned into Addres) #1216, #1404 nilsga

  • Removed the require hack used by functional testing to work around an earlier bug in rake.

  • Allow distance_of_time_in_words to work with any value that responds to #to_time (like dates) #969

  • Support :render option for :verify #1440 Tobias Lütke

  • Updated vendor copy of html-scanner lib to 0.5.2, for bug fixes and optimizations. The :content option may be used as expected--to find a tag whose textual content is a particular value--in assert_tag, now.

  • Changed test requests to come from 0.0.0.0 instead of 127.0.0.1 such that they don't trigger debugging screens on exceptions, but instead call rescue_action_in_public

  • Modernize scaffolding to match the generator: use the new render method and change style from the warty @params["id"] to the sleek params[:id]. #1367

  • Include :id in the action generated by the form helper method. Then, for example, the controller can do Model.find(params[:id]) for both edit and update actions. Updated scaffolding to take advantage. #1367

  • Add assertions with friendly messages to TestCase#process to ensure that @controller, @request, and @response are set. #1367

  • Arrays, hashes sent via multipart posts are converted to strings #1032 dj@omelia.org, me@julik.nl

  • render(:layout => true) is a synonym for render(:layout => nil)

  • Make sure the benchmarking render method always returns the output of the render.

  • render(:action), render(:template) and render() are the only three calls that default to using a layout. All other render calls assume :layout => false. This also fixes send_file, which was applying a layout if one existed for the current action.

  • verify with :redirect_to won't redirect if a redirect or render has already been performed #1350

  • render(:partial => true) is identical to the behavior of the deprecated render_partial()

  • Fixed render(:partial => "...") to use an empty Hash for the local assigns #1365

  • Fixed Caching::Fragments::FileStore.delete to not raise an exception if the delete fails.

  • Deprecated all render_* methods in favor of consolidating all rendering behavior in Base#render(options). This enables more natural use of combining options, such as layouts. Examples:

    +---------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------+
    | BEFORE                                                        | AFTER                                                 |
    +---------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------+
    | render_with_layout "weblog/show", "200 OK", "layouts/dialog"  | render :action => "show", :layout => "dialog"         |
    | render_without_layout "weblog/show"                           | render :action => "show", :layout => false            |
    | render_action "error", "404 Not Found"                        | render :action => "error", :status => "404 Not Found" |
    | render_template "xml.div('stuff')", "200 OK", :rxml           | render :inline => "xml.div('stuff')", :type => :rxml  |
    | render_text "hello world!"                                    | render :text => "hello world!"                        |
    | render_partial_collection "person", @people, nil, :a => 1     | render :partial => "person", :collection => @people,  |
    |                                                               |        :locals => { :a => 1 }                         |
    +---------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------+
    
  • Deprecated redirect_to_path and redirect_to_url in favor of letting redirect_to do the right thing when passed either a path or url.

  • Fixed use of an integer as return code for renders, so render_text "hello world", 404 now works #1327

  • Fixed assert_redirect_to to work with redirect_to_path #869 Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed escaping of :method option in remote_form_tag #1218 Rick Olson

  • Added Serbia and Montenegro to the country_select #1239 todd@robotcoop.com

  • Fixed Request#remote_ip in testing #1251 Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed that compute_public_path should recognize external URLs, so image_tag("http://www.example.com/images/icon.gif") is not prefixed with the relative url path #1254 victor-ronr-trac@carotena.net

  • Added support for descending year values in DateHelper#select_year, like select_year(Date.today, :start_year => 2005, :end_year => 1900), which would count down from 2005 to 1900 instead of the other way #1274 nwoods@mail.com

  • Fixed that FormHelper#checkbox should return a checked checkbox if the value is the same as checked_value #1286 Florian Weber

  • Fixed Form.disable in Prototype #1317 Wintermute

  • Added accessors to logger, params, response, session, flash, and headers from the view, so you can write <% logger.info "stuff" %> instead of <% @logger.info "others" %> -- more consistent with the preferred way of accessing these attributes and collections from the controller

  • Added support for POST data in form of YAML or XML, which is controller through the Content-Type header. Example request:

    Content-Type: application/xml
    <request><item><content>HelloWorld</content></item></request>
    

    ...is the same as:

    Content-Type: application/x-yaml
    ---
    item:
      content: HelloWorld
    

    ...is the same as:

    item[content]=HelloWorld
    

    Which in the end turns into { "item" => { "content" => "HelloWorld" } }. This makes it a lot easier to publish REST web services on top of your regular actions (as they won't care).

    Example Curl call:

    curl -H 'Content-Type: application/xml' -d '<request><item><content>KillMeMore</content></item></request>' http://www.example.com/service
    

    You can query to find out whether a given request came through as one of these types with: - request.post_format? (:url_encoded, :xml or :yaml) - request.formatted_post? (for either xml or yaml) - request.xml_post? - request.yaml_post?

  • Added bundling of XmlSimple by Maik Schmidt

  • Fixed that render_partial_collection should always return a string (and not sometimes an array, despite <%= %> not caring)

  • Added TextHelper#sanitize that can will remove any Javascript handlers, blocks, and forms from an input of HTML. This allows for use of HTML on public sites, but still be free of XSS issues. #1277 Jamis Buck

  • Fixed the HTML scanner used by assert_tag where a infinite loop could be caused by a stray less-than sign in the input #1270 Jamis Buck

  • Added functionality to assert_tag, so you can now do tests on the siblings of a node, to assert that some element comes before or after the element in question, or just to assert that some element exists as a sibling #1226 Jamis Buck

  • Added better error handling for regexp caching expiration

  • Fixed handling of requests coming from unknown HTTP methods not to kill the server

  • Added that both AssetHelper#stylesheet_link_tag and AssetHelper#javascript_include_tag now accept an option hash as the last parameter, so you can do stuff like: stylesheet_link_tag "style", :media => "all"

  • Added FormTagHelper#image_submit_tag for making submit buttons that uses images

  • Added ActionController::Base.asset_host that will then be used by all the asset helpers. This enables you to easily offload static content like javascripts and images to a separate server tuned just for that.

  • Fixed action/fragment caching using the filestore when a directory and a file wanted to use the same name. Now there's a .cache prefix that sidesteps the conflict #1188 imbcmdth@hotmail.com

  • Fixed missing id uniqueness in FormTag#radio_button #1207 Jarkko Laine

  • Fixed assert_redirected_to to work with :only_path => false #1204 Alisdair McDiarmid

  • Fixed render_partial_collection to output an empty string instead of nil when handed an empty array #1202 Ryan Carver

  • Improved the speed of regular expression expirations for caching by a factor of 10 #1221 Jamis Buck

  • Removed dumping of template assigns on the rescue page as it would very easily include a ton of data making page loads take seconds (and the information was rarely helpful) #1222

  • Added BenchmarkHelper that can measure the execution time of a block in a template and reports the result to the log. Example:

    <% benchmark "Notes section" do %>
      <%= expensive_notes_operation %>
    <% end %>
    

    Will add something like "Notes section (0.345234)" to the log.

  • Added ActionController::Caching::Sweeper as an improved an easier to use sweeper. The new sweepers work on a single-step approach instead of two-steps like the old ones. Before

    def after_save(record)
      @list = record.is_a?(List) ? record : record.list
    end
    
    def filter(controller)
      controller.expire_page(:controller => "lists", :action => %w( show public feed ), :id => @list.id)
      controller.expire_action(:controller => "lists", :action => "all")
      @list.shares.each { |share| controller.expire_page(:controller => "lists", :action => "show", :id => share.url_key) }
    end
    

    ..after:

    def after_save(record)
      list = record.is_a?(List) ? record : record.list
      expire_page(:controller => "lists", :action => %w( show public feed ), :id => list.id)
      expire_action(:controller => "lists", :action => "all")
      list.shares.each { |share| expire_page(:controller => "lists", :action => "show", :id => share.url_key) }
    end
    

    The new sweepers can also observe on the actions themselves by implementing methods according to (before|after)$controller$action. Example of a callback that'll be called after PagesController#update_title has been performed:

      def after_pages_update_title
        expire_fragment(%r{pages/#{controller.assigns["page"].id}/.*})
      end
    

    Note that missing_method is delegated to the controller instance, which is assigned in a before filter. This means that you can call expire_fragment instead of @controller.expire_fragment.

  • Added that Fragments#expire_fragment now accepts as a regular expression as the name thereby deprecating expire_matched_fragments

  • Fixed that fragments shouldn't use the current host and the path as part of the key like pages does

  • Added conditions to around_filters just like before_filter and after_filter

1.8.1 (20th April, 2005)

  • Added xml_http_request/xhr method for simulating XMLHttpRequest in functional tests #1151 [Sam Stephenson]. Example:

    xhr :post, :index
    
  • Fixed that Ajax.Base.options.asynchronous wasn't being respected in Ajax.Request (thanks Jon Casey)

  • Fixed that :get, :post, and the others should take a flash array as the third argument just like process #1144 rails@cogentdude.com

  • Fixed a problem with Flash.now

  • Fixed stringification on all assigned hashes. The sacrifice is that assigns[:person] won't work in testing. Instead assigns["person"] or assigns(:person) must be used. In other words, the keys of assigns stay strings but we've added a method-based accessor to appease the need for symbols.

  • Fixed that rendering a template would require a connection to the database #1146

1.8.0 (19th April, 2005)

  • Added assert_tag and assert_no_tag as a much improved alternative to the deprecated assert_template_xpath_match #1126 Jamis Buck

  • Deprecated the majority of all the testing assertions and replaced them with a much smaller core and access to all the collections the old assertions relied on. That way the regular test/unit assertions can be used against these. Added documentation about how to use it all.

  • Added a wide range of new Javascript effects: * Effect.Puff zooms the element out and makes it smoothly transparent at the same time, giving a "puff" illusion #996 [thomas@fesch.at] After the animation is completed, the display property will be set to none. This effect will work on relative and absolute positioned elements.

    * Effect.Appear as the opposite of Effect.Fade #990 [thomas@fesch.at]
      You should return elements with style="display:none;" or a like class for this to work best and have no chance of flicker.
    
    * Effect.Squish for scaling down an element and making it disappear at the end #972 [thomas@fesch.at]
    
    * Effect.Scale for smoothly scaling images or text up and down #972 [thomas@fesch.at]
    
    * Effect.Fade which smoothly turns opacity from 100 to 0 and then hides the element #960 [thomas@fesch.at]
    
  • Added Request#xml_http_request? (and an alias xhr?) to that'll return true when the request came from one of the Javascript helper methods (Ajax). This can be used to give one behavior for modern browsers supporting Ajax, another to old browsers #1127 Sam Stephenson

  • Changed render_partial to take local assigns as the second parameter instead of an explicit object and then the assigns. So the API changes from:

    <%= render_partial "account", person, "rules" => regulations.rules %>
    

    ...to:

    <%= render_partial "account", :account => person, :rules => regulations.rules %>
    

    The old API will still work, though, and render_partial "account" will still assume :account => @account.

  • Added support for web servers that use PATH_INFO instead of REQUEST_URI like IIS #1014 BradG/Nicholas Seckar

  • Added graceful handling of PUT, DELETE, and OPTIONS requests for a complete coverage of REST functionality #1136 Josh Knowles

  • Fixed that you can now pass an alternative :href option to link_to_function/remote in order to point to somewhere other than # if the javascript fails or is turned off. You can do the same with form_remote_tag by passing in :action. #1113 Sam Stephenson

  • Fixed DateHelper to return values on the option tags such that they'll work properly in IE with form_remote_tag #1024 Scott Raymond

  • Fixed FormTagHelper#check_box to respect checked #1049 DelynnB

  • Added that render_partial called from a controller will use the action name as default #828 Dan Peterson

  • Added Element.toggle, Element.show, and Element.hide to the prototype javascript library. Toggle.display has been deprecated, but will still work #992 Lucas Carlson

  • Added that deleting a cookie should not just set it to an empty string but also instantly expire it #1118 todd@robotcoop.com

  • Added AssetTagHelper#image_path, AssetTagHelper#javascript_path, and AssetTagHelper#stylesheet_path #1110 Larry Halff

  • Fixed url_for(nil) in functional tests #1116 Alisdair McDiarmid

  • Fixed error handling of broken layouts #1115 Michael Schubert

  • Added submit_to_remote that allows you to trigger an Ajax form submition at the click of the submission button, which allows for multiple targets in a single form through the use of multiple submit buttons #930 yrashk@gmail.com

  • Fixed pagination to work with joins #1034 scott@sigkill.org

  • Fixed that rest parameter in map.connect couldn't accept an empty list #1037 *Dee Zsombor

  • Added :confirm option to link_to_remote just like link_to has #1082 yrashk@fp.org.ua

  • Added minute_step as an option to select_minute (and the helpers that use it) to jump in larger increments than just 1 minute. At 15, it would return 0, 15, 30, 45 options #1085 ordwaye@evergreen.edu

  • Fixed that an exception would be thrown when an empty form was submitted #1090 jan@ulbrich-boerwang.de

  • Moved TextHelper#human_size to NumberHelper#number_to_human_size, but kept an deprecated alias to the old method name

  • Fixed that the content-type for some browsers could include an additional \r which made wonky things happen #1067 Thomas Fuchs

  • Fixed that radio buttons shouldn't have a default size attribute #1074 hendrik@mans.de

  • Added ActionView::Helpers::InstanceTag::DEFAULT_RADIO_OPTIONS that contains a hash of default options for radio buttons #1074 hendrik@mans.de

  • Fixed that in some circumstances controllers outside of modules may have hidden ones inside modules. For example, admin/content might have been hidden by /content. #1075 Nicholas Seckar

  • Added JavascriptHelper#periodically_call_remote in order to create areas of a page that update automatically at a set interval #945 Jon Tirsen

  • Fixed Cache#expire_matched_fragments that couldn't recognize the difference between string and url_for options #1030 Stefan Kaes

  • Added simulation of @request.request_uri in functional tests #1038 Jamis Buck

  • Fixed autolinking to work better in more cases #1013 Jamis Buck

  • Added the possible of using symbols in form helpers that relate to instance variables like text_field :account, :name in addition to text_field "account", "name"'

  • Fixed javascript_include_tag to output type instead of language and conform to XHTML #1018 Rick Olson

  • Added NumberHelper for common string representations like phone number, currency, and percentage #1015 DeLynn

  • Added pagination for scaffolding (10 items per page) #964 mortonda@dgrmm.net

  • Added assert_no_cookie and fixed assert_cookie_equal to deal with non-existing cookies #979 Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed :overwrite_param so it doesn't delete but reject elements from @request.parameters #982 raphinou@yahoo.com

  • Added :method option to verify for ensuring that either GET, POST, etc is allowed #984 Jamis Buck

  • Added options to set cc, bcc, subject, and body for UrlHelper#mail_to #966 DeLynn

  • Fixed include_blank for select_hour/minute/second #527 edward@debian.org

  • Improved the message display on the exception handler pages #963 Johan Sorensen

  • Fixed that on very rare occasions, webrick would raise a NoMethodError: private method 'split' called for nil #1001 Flurin Egger

  • Fixed problem with page caching #958 Rick Olson

1.7.0 (27th March, 2005)

  • Added ActionController::Base.page_cache_extension for setting the page cache file extension (the default is .html) #903 Andreas

  • Fixed "bad environment variable value" exception caused by Safari, Apache, and Ajax calls #918

  • Fixed that pagination_helper would ignore :params #947 Sebastian Kanthak

  • Added :owerwrite_params back to url_for and friends -- it was AWL since the introduction of Routes #921 raphinou

  • Added :position option to link_to_remote/form_remote_tag that can be either :before, :top, :bottom, or :after and specifies where the return from the method should be inserted #952 Matthew McCray/Sam Stephenson

  • Added Effect.Highlight to prototype.js to do Yellow Fade Technique (of 37signals' fame) on any container #952 Sam Stephenson/court3nay

  • Added include_seconds option as the third parameter to distance_of_time_in_words which will render "less than a minute" in higher resolution ("less than 10 seconds" etc) #944 thomas@fesch.at

  • Added fourth option to process in test cases to specify the content of the flash #949 Jamis Buck

  • Added Verifications that allows you to specify preconditions to actions in form of statements like verify :only => :update_post, :params => "admin_privileges", :redirect_to => { :action => "settings" }, which ensure that the update_post action is only called if admin_privileges is available as a parameter -- otherwise the user is redirected to settings. #897 Jamis Buck

  • Fixed Form.Serialize for the JavascriptHelper to also seriliaze password fields #934 dweitzman@gmail.com

  • Added JavascriptHelper#escape_javascript as a public method (was private) and made it escape both single and double quotes and new lines #940 mortonda@dgrmm.net

  • Added trailing_slash option to url_for, so you can generate urls ending in a slash. Note that is currently not recommended unless you need it for special reasons since it breaks caching #937 stian@grytoyr.net

  • Added expire_matched_fragments(regular_expression) to clear out a lot of fragment caches at once #927 Rick Olson

  • Fixed the problems with : and ? in file names for fragment caches on Windows #927 Rick Olson

  • Added TextHelper#human_size for formatting file sizes, like human_size(1234567) => 1.2 MB #943 thomas@fesch.at

  • Fixed link_to :confirm #936 Nicholas Seckar

  • Improved error reporting especially around never shallowing exceptions. Debugging helpers should be much easier now #980 Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed Toggle.display in prototype.js #902 Lucas Carlson

1.6.0 (22th March, 2005)

  • Added a JavascriptHelper and accompanying prototype.js library that opens the world of Ajax to Action Pack with a large array of options for dynamically interacting with an application without reloading the page #884 Sam Stephenson/David

  • Added pagination support through both a controller and helper add-on #817 Sam Stephenson

  • Fixed routing and helpers to make Rails work on non-vhost setups #826 Nicholas Seckar/Tobias Lütke

  • Added a much improved Flash module that allows for finer-grained control on expiration and allows you to flash the current action #839 [Caio Chassot]. Example of flash.now:

    class SomethingController < ApplicationController
      def save
        ...
        if @something.save
          # will redirect, use flash
          flash[:message] = 'Save successful'
          redirect_to :action => 'list'
        else
          # no redirect, message is for current action, use flash.now
          flash.now[:message] = 'Save failed, review'
          render_action 'edit'
        end
      end
    end
    
  • Added to_param call for parameters when composing an url using url_for from something else than strings #812 [Sam Stephenson]. Example:

    class Page
      def initialize(number)
        @number = number
      end
      # ...
      def to_param
        @number.to_s
      end
    end
    

    You can now use instances of Page with url_for:

    class BarController < ApplicationController
      def baz
        page = Page.new(4)
        url = url_for :page => page # => "http://foo/bar/baz?page=4"
      end
    end
    
  • Fixed form helpers to query Model#id_before_type_cast instead of Model#id as a temporary workaround for Ruby 1.8.2 warnings #818 DeLynn B

  • Fixed TextHelper#markdown to use blank? instead of empty? so it can deal with nil strings passed #814 Johan Sörensen

  • Added TextHelper#simple_format as a non-dependency text presentation helper #814 Johan Sörensen

  • Added that the html options disabled, readonly, and multiple can all be treated as booleans. So specifying disabled => :true will give disabled="disabled". #809 mindel

  • Added path collection syntax for Routes that will gobble up the rest of the url and pass it on to the controller #830 [rayners]. Example:

    map.connect 'categories/*path_info', :controller => 'categories', :action => 'show'
    

    A request for /categories/top-level-cat, would give @params[:path_info] with "top-level-cat". A request for /categories/top-level-cat/level-1-cat, would give @params[:path_info] with "top-level-cat/level-1-cat" and so forth.

    The @params[:path_info] return is really an array, but where to_s has been overwritten to do join("/").

  • Fixed options_for_select on selected line issue #624 Florian Weber

  • Added CaptureHelper with CaptureHelper#capture and CaptureHelper#content_for. See documentation in helper #837 Tobias Lütke

  • Fixed :anchor use in url_for #821 Nicholas Seckar

  • Removed the reliance on PATH_INFO as it was causing problems for caching and inhibited the new non-vhost support #822 Nicholas Seckar

  • Added assigns shortcut for @response.template.assigns to controller test cases [Jeremy Kemper]. Example:

    Before:

    def test_list
      assert_equal 5, @response.template.assigns['recipes'].size
      assert_equal 8, @response.template.assigns['categories'].size
    end
    

    After:

    def test_list
      assert_equal 5, assigns(:recipes).size
      assert_equal 8, assigns(:categories).size
    end
    
  • Added TagHelper#image_tag and deprecated UrlHelper#link_image_to (recommended approach is to combine image_tag and link_to instead)

  • Fixed textilize to be resilient to getting nil parsed (by using Object#blank? instead of String#empty?)

  • Fixed that the :multipart option in FormTagHelper#form_tag would be ignored Yonatan Feldman

1.5.1 (7th March, 2005)

  • Fixed that the routes.rb file wouldn't be found on symlinked setups due to File.expand_path #793 piotr@t-p-l.com

  • Changed ActiveRecordStore to use Marshal instead of YAML as the latter proved troublesome in persisting circular dependencies. Updating existing applications MUST clear their existing session table from data to start using this updated store #739 Jamis Buck

  • Added shortcut :id assignment to render_component and friends (before you had to go through :params) #784 Lucas Carlson

  • Fixed that map.connect should convert arguments to strings #780 Nicholas Seckar

  • Added UrlHelper#link_to_if/link_to_unless to enable other conditions that just link_to_unless_current #757 mindel

  • Fixed that single quote was not escaped in a UrlHelper#link_to javascript confirm #549 Scott Barron

  • Removed the default border on link_image_to (it broke xhtml strict) -- can be specified with :border => 0 #517 ?/caleb

  • Fixed that form helpers would treat string and symbol keys differently in html_options (and possibly create duplicate entries) #112 Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed that broken pipe errors (clients disconnecting in mid-request) could bring down a fcgi process

  • Added the original exception message to session recall errors (so you can see which class wasnt required)

  • Fixed that RAILS_ROOT might not be defined when AP was loaded, so do a late initialization of the ROUTE_FILE #761 Scott Barron

  • Fix request.path_info and clear up LoadingModule behavior #754 Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed caching to be aware of extensions (so you can cache files like api.wsdl or logo.png) #734 Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed that Routes would raise NameErrors if a controller component contains characters that are not valid constant names #733 Nicholas Seckar

  • Added PATH_INFO access from the request that allows urls like the following to be interpreted by rails: http://www.example.com/dispatcher.cgi/controller/action -- that makes it possible to use rails as a CGI under lighttpd and would also allow (for example) Rublog to be ported to rails without breaking existing links to Rublog-powered blogs. #728 Jamis Buck

  • Fixed that caching the root would result in .html not index.html #731, #734 alisdair/Nicholas Seckar

1.5.0 (24th February, 2005)

  • Added Routing as a replacement for mod_rewrite pretty urls [Nicholas Seckar]. Read more in ActionController::Base.url_for and on http://manuals.rubyonrails.com/read/book/9

  • Added components that allows you to call other actions for their rendered response while execution another action. You can either delegate the entire response rendering or you can mix a partial response in with your other content. Read more on http://manuals.rubyonrails.com/read/book/14

  •  Fixed that proxy IPs do not follow all RFC1918 nets #251 caleb@aei-tech.com

  • Added Base#render_to_string to parse a template and get the result back as a string #479

  • Fixed that send_file/data can work even if render* has been called before in action processing to render the content of a file to be send for example #601

  • Added FormOptionsHelper#time_zone_select and FormOptionsHelper#time_zone_options_for_select to work with the new value object TimeZone in Active Support #688 Jamis Buck

  • Added FormHelper#file_field and FormTagHelper#file_field_tag for creating file upload fields

  • Added :order option for date_select that allows control over the order in which the date dropdowns is used and which of them should be used #619 [Tim Bates]. Examples:

    date_select("post", "written_on", :order => [:day, :month, :year])
    date_select("user", "birthday",   :order => [:month, :day])
    
  • Added ActionView::Base.register_template_handler for easy integration of an alternative template language to ERb and Builder. See test/controller/custom_handler_test.rb for a usage example #656 Jamis Buck

  • Added AssetTagHelper that provides methods for linking a HTML page together with other assets, such as javascripts, stylesheets, and feeds.

  • Added FormTagHelper that provides a number of methods for creating form tags that doesn't rely on conventions with an object assigned to the template like FormHelper does. With the FormTagHelper, you provide the names and values yourself.

  • Added Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq to the countries list used by FormOptions#country_select and FormOptions#country_options_for_select

  • Renamed link_to_image to link_image_to (since thats what it actually does) -- kept alias for the old method name

  • Fixed textilize for RedCloth3 to keep doing hardbreaks

  • Fixed that assert_template_xpath_matches did not indicate when a path was not found #658 Eric Hodel

  • Added TextHelper#auto_link to turn email addresses and urls into ahrefs

  • Fixed that on validation errors, scaffold couldn't find template #654 mindel

  • Added Base#hide_action(names) to hide public methods from a controller that would otherwise have been callable through the URL. For the majority of cases, its preferred just to make the methods you don't want to expose protected or private (so they'll automatically be hidden) -- but if you must have a public method, this is a way to make it uncallable. Base#hidden_actions retrieve the list of all hidden actions for the controller #644 *Nicholas Seckar

  • Fixed that a bunch of methods from ActionController::Base was accessible as actions (callable through a URL) when they shouldn't have been #644 Nicholas Seckar

  • Added UrlHelper#current_page?(options) method to check if the url_for options passed corresponds to the current page

  • Fixed https handling on other ports than 443 Alan Gano

  • Added follow_redirect method for functional tests that'll get-request the redirect that was made. Example:

    def test_create_post
      post :create, "post" => { "title" => "Exciting!" }
      assert_redirected_to :action => "show"
    
      follow_redirect
      assert_rendered_file "post/show"
    end
    

    Limitation: Only works for redirects to other actions within the same controller.

  • Fixed double requiring of models with the same name as the controller

  • Fixed that query params could be forced to nil on a POST due to the raw post fix #562 moriq@moriq.com

  • Fixed that cookies shouldn't be frozen in TestRequest #571 Eric Hodel

1.4.0 (January 25th, 2005)

  • Fixed problems with ActiveRecordStore under the development environment in Rails

  • Fixed the ordering of attributes in the xml-decleration of Builder #540 woeye

  • Added @request.raw_post as a convenience access to @request.env['RAW_POST_DATA'] #534 Tobias Lütke

  • Added support for automatic id-based indexing for lists of items #532 [dblack]. Example:

    <% @students.each do |@student| %>
      <%= text_field "student[]", "first_name", :size => "20" %>
      <%= text_field "student[]", "last_name" %>
      <%= text_field "student[]", "grade", :size => "5" %>
    <% end %>
    

    ...would produce, for say David Black with id 123 and a grace of C+:

    <input id="student_123_first_name" name="student[123][first_name]" size="20"     size="30" type="text" value="David" />
    <input id="student_123_last_name" name="student[123][last_name]" size="30"  type="text" value="Black" />
    <input id="student_123_grade" name="student[123][grade]" size="5" type="text"  value="C+" />
    
  • Added :application_prefix to url_for and friends that makes it easier to setup Rails in non-vhost environments #516 Jamis Buck

  • Added :encode option to mail_to that'll allow you to masquarede the email address behind javascript or hex encoding #494 Lucas Carlson

  • Fixed that the content-header was being set to application/octet_stream instead of application/octet-stream on send_date/file Alexey

  • Removed the need for passing the binding when using CacheHelper#cache

  • Added TestResponse#binary_content that'll return as a string the data sent through send_data/send_file for testing #500 Alexey

  • Added @request.env['RAW_POST_DATA'] for people who need access to the data before Ruby's CGI has parsed it #505 Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed that a default fragment store wan't being set to MemoryStore as intended.

  • Fixed that all redirect and render calls now return true, so you can use the pattern of "do and return". Example:

    def show
      redirect_to(:action => "login") and return unless @person.authenticated?
      render_text "I won't happen unless the person is authenticated"
    end
    
  • Added that renders and redirects called in before_filters will have the same effect as returning false: stopping the chain. Example:

    class WeblogController
      before_filter { |c| c.send(:redirect_to_url("http://www.farfaraway.com")}) }
    
      def hello
        render_text "I will never be called"
      end
    end
    
  • Added that only one render or redirect can happen per action. The first call wins and subsequent calls are ignored. Example:

    def do_something
      redirect_to :action => "elsewhere"
      render_action "overthere"
    end
    

    Only the redirect happens. The rendering call is simply ignored.

1.3.1 (January 18th, 2005)

  • Fixed a bug where cookies wouldn't be set if a symbol was used instead of a string as the key

  • Added assert_cookie_equal to assert the contents of a named cookie

  • Fixed bug in page caching that prevented it from working at all

1.3.0 (January 17th, 2005)

  • Added an extensive caching module that offers three levels of granularity (page, action, fragment) and a variety of stores. Read more in ActionController::Caching.

  • Added the option of passing a block to ActiveRecordHelper#form in order to add more to the auto-generated form #469 dom@sisna.com

    form("entry", :action => "sign") do |form|
      form << content_tag("b", "Department")
      form << collection_select("department", "id", @departments, "id", "name")
    end
    
  • Added arrays as a value option for params in url_for and friends #467 [Eric Anderson]. Example:

    url_for(:controller => 'user', :action => 'delete', :params => { 'username' =>  %( paul john steve ) } )
    # => /user/delete?username[]=paul&username[]=john&username[]=steve
    
  • Fixed that controller tests can now assert on the use of cookies #466 Alexey

  • Fixed that send_file would "remember" all the files sent by adding to the headers again and again #458 Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed url rewriter confusion when the controller or action name was a substring of the controller_prefix or action_prefix

  • Added conditional layouts like layout "weblog_standard", :except => :rss #452 Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Fixed that MemCacheStore wasn't included by default and added default MemCache object pointing to localhost #447 Lucas Carlson

  • Added fourth argument to render_collection_of_partials that allows you to specify local_assigns -- just like render_partial #432 Ryan Davis

  • Fixed that host would choke when cgi.host returned nil #432 Tobias Lütke

  • Added that form helpers now take an index option #448 Tim Bates

    Example: text_field "person", "name", "index" => 3

    Becomes: http://www.danga.com/memcached/), MemCache client (http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/memcache/)

  • Added thread-safety to the DRbStore #66, #389 Ben Stiglitz

  • Added DateHelper#select_time and DateHelper#select_second #373 Scott Baron

  • Added :host and :protocol options to url_for and friends to redirect to another host and protocol than the current.

  • Added class declaration for the MissingFile exception #388 Kent Sibilev

  • Added "short hypertext note with a hyperlink to the new URI(s)" to redirects to fulfill compliance with RFC 2616 (HTTP/1.1) section 10.3.3 #397 Tim Bates

  • Added second boolean parameter to Base.redirect_to_url and Response#redirect to control whether the redirect is permanent or not (301 vs 302) #375 Hodel

  • Fixed redirects when the controller and action is named the same. Still haven't fixed same controller, module, and action, though #201 Josh Peek

  • Fixed problems with running multiple functional tests in Rails under 1.8.2 by including hack for test/unit weirdness

  • Fixed that @request.remote_ip didn't work in the test environment #369 Bruno Mattarollo

1.1.0

  • Added search through session to clear out association caches at the end of each request. This makes it possible to place Active Record objects in the session without worrying about stale data in the associations (the main object is still subject to caching, naturally) #347 Tobias Lütke

  • Added more informative exception when using helper :some_helper and the helper requires another file that fails, you'll get an error message tells you what file actually failed to load, rather than falling back on assuming it was the helper file itself #346 dblack

  • Added use of *_before_type_cast for all input and text fields. This is helpful for getting "100,000" back on a integer-based validation where the value would normally be "100".

  • Added Request#port_string to get something like ":8080" back on 8080 and "" on 80 (or 443 with https).

  • Added Request#domain (returns string) and Request#subdomains (returns array).

  • Added POST support for the breakpoint retries, so form processing that raises an exception can be retried with the original request Florian Gross

  • Fixed regression with Base#reset_session that wouldn't use the DEFAULT_SESSION_OPTIONS adam@the-kramers.net

  • Fixed error rendering of rxml documents to not just swallow the exception and return 0 (still not guessing the right line, but hey)

  • Fixed that textilize and markdown would instantiate their engines even on empty strings. This also fixes #333 Ulysses

  • Fixed UrlHelper#link_to_unless so it doesn't care if the id is a string or fixnum Ryan Davis

1.0.1

  • Fixed a bug that would cause an ApplicationController to require itself three times and hence cause filters to be run three times evl

1.0

  • Added that controllers will now attempt to require a model dependency with their name and in a singular attempt for their name. So both PostController and PostsController will automatically have the post.rb model required. If no model is found, no error is raised, as it is then expected that no match is available and the programmer will have included his own models.

  • Fixed DateHelper#date_select so that you can pass include_blank as an option even if you don't use start_year and end_year #59 what-a-day

  • Added that controllers will now search for a layout in $template_root/layouts/$controller_name.r(html|xml), so PostsController will look for layouts/posts.rhtml or layouts/posts.rxml and automatically configure this layout if found #307 Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Added FormHelper#radio_button to work with radio buttons like its already possible with check boxes Michael Koziarski

  • Added TemplateError#backtrace that makes it much easier to debug template errors from unit and functional tests

  • Added display of error messages with scaffolded form pages

  • Added option to ERB templates to swallow newlines by using <% if something -%> instead of just <% if something %>. Example:

    class SomeController < ApplicationController
    <% if options[:scaffold] %>
      scaffold :<%= singular_name %>
    <% end %>
      helper :post
    

    ...produces this on post as singular_name:

    class SomeController < ApplicationController
    
      scaffold :post
    
      helper :post
    

    ...where as:

    class SomeController < ApplicationController
    <% if options[:scaffold] -%>
      scaffold :<%= singular_name %>
    <% end -%>
      helper :post
    

    ...produces:

    class SomeController < ApplicationController
      scaffold :post
      helper :post
    

    This undocumented gem for ERb was uncovered by bitsweat

  • Fixed CgiRequest so that it'll now accept session options with Symbols as keys (as the documentation points out) Suggested by Andreas

  • Added that render_partial will always by default include a counter with value 1 unless there is a counter passed in via the local_assigns hash that overrides it. As a result, render_collection_of_partials can still be written in terms of render_partial and partials that make use of a counter can be called without problems from both render_collection_of_partials as well as render_partial #295 Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Fixed CgiRequest#out to fall back to #write if $stdout doesn't have #syswrite Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed all helpers so that they use XHTML compliant double quotes for values instead of single quotes htonl/Jeremy Kemper

  • Added link_to_image(src, options = {}, html_options = {}). Documentation:

    Creates a link tag to the image residing at the +src+ using an URL created by the set of +options+. See the valid options in
    link:classes/ActionController/Base.html#M000021. It's also possible to pass a string instead of an options hash to
    get a link tag that just points without consideration. The <tt>html_options</tt> works jointly for the image and ahref tag by
    letting the following special values enter the options on the image and the rest goes to the ahref:
    
    ::alt: If no alt text is given, the file name part of the +src+ is used (capitalized and without the extension)
    ::size: Supplied as "XxY", so "30x45" becomes width="30" and height="45"
    ::align: Sets the alignment, no special features
    
    The +src+ can be supplied as a...
    * full path, like "/my_images/image.gif"
    * file name, like "rss.gif", that gets expanded to "/images/rss.gif"
    * file name without extension, like "logo", that gets expanded to "/images/logo.png"
    
  • Fixed to_input_field_tag so it no longer explicitly uses InstanceTag.value if value was specified in the options hash evl

  • Added the possibility of having validate be protected for assert_(in)valid_column #263 Tobias Lütke

  • Added that ActiveRecordHelper#form now calls url_for on the :action option.

  • Added all the HTTP methods as alternatives to the generic "process" for functional testing #276 [Tobias Lütke]. Examples:

    # Calls Controller#miletone with a GET request
    process :milestone
    
    # Calls Controller#miletone with a POST request that has parameters
    post :milestone, { "name" => "David" }
    
    # Calls Controller#milestone with a HEAD request that has both parameters and session data
    head :milestone, { "id" => 1 }, { "user_id" => 23 }
    

    This is especially useful for testing idiomatic REST web services.

  • Added proper handling of HEAD requests, so that content isn't returned (Request#head? added as well) #277 Eric Hodel

  • Added indifference to whether @headers["Content-Type"], @headers["Content-type"], or @headers["content-type"] is used.

  • Added TestSession#session_id that returns an empty string to make it easier to functional test applications that doesn't use cookie-based sessions #275 jcf

  • Fixed that cached template loading would still check the file system to see if the file existed #258 Andreas Schwarz

  • Added options to tailor header tag, div id, and div class on ActiveRecordHelper#error_messages_for Josh Peek

  • Added graceful handling of non-alphanumeric names and misplaced brackets in input parameters Jeremy Kemper

  • Added a new container for cookies that makes them more intuative to use. The old methods of cookie and @cookies have been deprecated.

    Examples for writing:

    cookies["user_name"] = "david" # => Will set a simple session cookie
    cookies["login"] = { "value" => "XJ-122", "expires" => Time.now + 360} # => Will set a cookie that expires in 1 hour
    

    Examples for reading:

    cookies["user_name"] # => "david"
    cookies.size         # => 2
    

    Read more in ActionController::Cookies

    NOTE: If you were using the old accessor (cookies instead of @cookies), this could potentially break your code -- if you expect a full cookie object!

  • Added the opportunity to defined method_missing on a controller which will handle all requests for actions not otherwise defined #223 timb

  • Fixed AbstractRequest#remote_ip for users going through proxies - Patch #228 Eric Hodel

  • Added Request#ssl? which is shorthand for @request.protocol == "https://"

  • Added the choice to call form_tag with no arguments (resulting in a form posting to current action) Jeremy Kemper

  • Upgraded to Builder 1.2.1

  • Added :module as an alias for :controller_prefix to url_for and friends, so you can do redirect_to(:module => "shop", :controller => "purchases") and go to /shop/purchases/

  • Added support for controllers in modules through @params["module"].

  • Added reloading for dependencies under cached environments like FastCGI and mod_ruby. This makes it possible to use those environments for development. This is turned on by default, but can be turned off with ActionController::Base.reload_dependencies = false in production environments.

    NOTE: This will only have an effect if you use the new model, service, and observer class methods to mark dependencies. All libraries loaded through require will be "forever" cached. You can, however, use ActionController::Base.load_or_require("library") to get this behavior outside of the new dependency style.

  • Added that controllers will automatically require their own helper if possible. So instead of doing:

    class MsgController < ApplicationController
      helper :msg
    end
    

    ...you can just do:

    class MsgController < ApplicationController
    end
    
  • Added dependencies_on(layer) to query the dependencies of a controller. Examples:

    MsgController.dependencies_on(:model)    # => [ :post, :comment, :attachment ]
    MsgController.dependencies_on(:service)  # => [ :notification_service ]
    MsgController.dependencies_on(:observer) # => [ :comment_observer ]
    
  • Added a new dependency model with the class methods model, service, and observer. Example:

    class MsgController < ApplicationController
      model    :post, :comment, :attachment
      service  :notification_service
      observer :comment_observer
    end
    

    These new "keywords" remove the need for explicitly calling 'require' in most cases. The observer method even instantiates the observer as well as requiring it.

  • Fixed that link_to would escape & in the url again after url_for already had done so

0.9.5 (28)

  • Added helper_method to designate that a given private or protected method you should available as a helper in the view. Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed assert_rendered_file so it actually verifies if that was the rendered file htonl

  • Added the option for sharing partial spacer templates just like partials themselves radsaq

  • Fixed that Russia was named twice in country_select alexey

  • Fixed request_origin to use remote_ip instead of remote_addr Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed link_to breakage when nil was passed for html_options alexey

  • Fixed redirect_to on a virtual server setup with apache with a port other than the default where it would forget the port number seanohalpin

  • Fixed that auto-loading webrick on Windows would cause file uploads to fail Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed issues with sending files on WEBrick by setting the proper binmode Jeremy Kemper

  • Added send_data as an alternative to send_file when the stream is not read off the filesystem but from a database or generated live Jeremy Kemper

  • Added a new way to include helpers that doesn't require the include hack and can go without the explicit require. Jeremy Kemper

    Before:

    module WeblogHelper
      def self.included(controller) #:nodoc:
        controller.ancestors.include?(ActionController::Base) ? controller.add_template_helper(self) : super
      end
    end
    
    require 'weblog_helper'
    class WeblogController < ActionController::Base
      include WeblogHelper
    end
    

    After:

    module WeblogHelper
    end
    
    class WeblogController < ActionController::Base
      helper :weblog
    end
    
  • Added a default content-type of "text/xml" to .rxml renders Ryan Platte

  • Fixed that when /controller/index was requested by the browser, url_for would generates wrong URLs Ryan Platte

  • Fixed a bug that would share cookies between users when using FastCGI and mod_ruby The Robot Co-op

  • Added an optional third hash parameter to the process method in functional tests that takes the session data to be used alexey

  • Added UrlHelper#mail_to to make it easier to create mailto: style ahrefs

  • Added better error messages for layouts declared with the .rhtml extension (which they shouldn't) geech

  • Added another case to DateHelper#distance_in_minutes to return "less than a minute" instead of "0 minutes" and "1 minute" instead of "1 minutes"

  • Added a hidden field to checkboxes generated with FormHelper#check_box that will make sure that the unchecked value (usually 0) is sent even if the checkbox is not checked. This relieves the controller from doing custom checking if the checkbox wasn't checked. BEWARE: This might conflict with your run-on-the-mill work-around code. Tobias Lütke

  • Fixed error_message_on to just use the first if more than one error had been added Marcel Molina Jr.

  • Fixed that URL rewriting with /controller/ was working but /controller was not and that you couldn't use :id on index geech

  • Fixed a bug with link_to where the :confirm option wouldn't be picked up if the link was a straight url instead of an option hash

  • Changed scaffolding of forms to use tags instead of to please W3C evl

  • Added DateHelper#distance_of_time_in_words_to_now(from_time) that works like distance_of_time_in_words, but where to_time is fixed to Time.now.

  • Added assert_flash_equal(expected, key, message), assert_session_equal(expected, key, message), assert_assigned_equal(expected, key, message) to test the contents of flash, session, and template assigns.

  • Improved the failure report on assert_success when the action triggered a redirection [alexey].

  • Added "markdown" to accompany "textilize" as a TextHelper method for converting text to HTML using the Markdown syntax. BlueCloth must be installed in order for this method to become available.

  • Made sure that an active session exists before we attempt to delete it Samuel

  • Changed link_to with Javascript confirmation to use onclick instead of onClick for XHTML validity Scott Barron

0.9.0 (43)

  • Added support for Builder-based templates for files with the .rxml extension. These new templates are an alternative to ERb that are especially useful for generating XML content, such as this RSS example from Basecamp:

    xml.rss("version" => "2.0", "xmlns:dc" => "http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/") do
      xml.channel do
        xml.title(@feed_title)
        xml.link(@url)
        xml.description "Basecamp: Recent items"
        xml.language "en-us"
        xml.ttl "40"
    
        for item in @recent_items
          xml.item do
            xml.title(item_title(item))
            xml.description(item_description(item)) if item_description(item)
            xml.pubDate(item_pubDate(item))
            xml.guid(@person.firm.account.url + @recent_items.url(item))
            xml.link(@person.firm.account.url + @recent_items.url(item))
    
            xml.tag!("dc:creator", item.author_name) if item_has_creator?(item)
          end
        end
      end
    end
    
    ...which will generate something like:
    
    <rss version="2.0" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">
      <channel>
        <title>Web Site Redesign</title>
        <link>http://www.basecamphq.com/clients/travelcenter/1/</link>
        <description>Basecamp: Recent items</description>
        <language>en-us</language>
        <ttl>40</ttl>
        <item>
          <title>Post: don't you know</title>
          <description>&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;deeper and down&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;</description>
          <pubDate>Fri, 20 Aug 2004 21:13:50 CEST</pubDate>
          <guid>http://www.basecamphq.com/clients/travelcenter/1/msg/assets/96976/comments</guid>
          <link>http://www.basecamphq.com/clients/travelcenter/1/msg/assets/96976/comments</link>
          <dc:creator>David H. Heinemeier</dc:creator>
        </item>
        <item>
          <title>Milestone completed: Design Comp 2</title>
          <pubDate>Mon,  9 Aug 2004 14:42:06 CEST</pubDate>
          <guid>http://www.basecamphq.com/clients/travelcenter/1/milestones/#49</guid>
          <link>http://www.basecamphq.com/clients/travelcenter/1/milestones/#49</link>
        </item>
      </channel>
    </rss>
    

    The "xml" local variable is automatically available in .rxml templates. You construct the template by calling a method with the name of the tag you want. Options for the tag can be specified as a hash parameter to that method.

    Builder-based templates can be mixed and matched with the regular ERb ones. The only thing that differentiates them is the extension. No new methods have been added to the public interface to handle them.

    Action Pack ships with a version of Builder, but it will use the RubyGems version if you have one installed.

    Read more about Builder on: http://onestepback.org/index.cgi/Tech/Ruby/StayingSimple.rdoc

    Builder is created by Jim Weirich

  • Added much improved support for functional testing [what-a-day].

    # Old style
    def test_failing_authenticate
      @request.request_uri = "/login/authenticate"
      @request.action = "authenticate"
      @request.request_parameters["user_name"] = "nop"
      @request.request_parameters["password"]  = ""
    
      response = LoginController.process_test(@request)
    
      assert_equal "The username and/or password you entered is invalid.", response.session["flash"]["alert"]
      assert_equal "http://37signals.basecamp.com/login/", response.headers["location"]
    end
    
    # New style
    def test_failing_authenticate
      process :authenticate, "user_name" => "nop", "password" => ""
      assert_flash_has 'alert'
      assert_redirected_to :action => "index"
    end
    

    See a full example on http://codepaste.org/view/paste/334

  • Increased performance by up to 100% with a revised cookie class that fixes the performance problems with the default one that ships with 1.8.1 and below. It replaces the inheritance on SimpleDelegator with DelegateClass(Array) following the suggestion from Matz on: http://groups.google.com/groups?th=e3a4e68ba042f842&seekm=c3sioe%241qvm%241%40news.cybercity.dk#link14

  • Added caching for compiled ERb templates. On Basecamp, it gave between 8.5% and 71% increase in performance [Andreas Schwarz].

  • Added implicit counter variable to render_collection_of_partials [Marcel Molina Jr.]. From the docs:

    <%= render_collection_of_partials "ad", @advertisements %>
    
    This will render "advertiser/_ad.rhtml" and pass the local variable +ad+ to the template for display. An iteration counter
    will automatically be made available to the template with a name of the form +partial_name_counter+. In the case of the
    example above, the template would be fed +ad_counter+.
    
  • Fixed problems with two sessions being maintained on reset_session that would particularly screw up ActiveRecordStore.

  • Fixed reset_session to start an entirely new session instead of merely deleting the old. So you can now safely access @session after calling reset_ression and expect it to work.

  • Added @request.get?, @request.post?, @request.put?, @request.delete? as convenience query methods for @request.method geech

  • Added @request.method that'll return a symbol representing the HTTP method, such as :get, :post, :put, :delete geech

  • Changed @request.remote_ip and @request.host to work properly even when a proxy is in front of the application geech

  • Added JavaScript confirm feature to link_to. Documentation:

    The html_options have a special feature for creating javascript confirm alerts where if you pass
    :confirm => 'Are you sure?', the link will be guarded with a JS popup asking that question.
    If the user accepts, the link is processed, otherwise not.
    
  • Added link_to_unless_current as a UrlHelper method [Sam Stephenson]. Documentation:

    Creates a link tag of the given +name+ using an URL created by the set of +options+, unless the current
    controller, action, and id are the same as the link's, in which case only the name is returned (or the
    given block is yielded, if one exists). This is useful for creating link bars where you don't want to link
    to the page currently being viewed.
    
  • Fixed that UrlRewriter (the driver for url_for, link_to, etc) would blow up when the anchor was an integer alexey

  • Added that layouts defined with no directory defaults to layouts. So layout "weblog/standard" will use weblog/standard (as always), but layout "standard" will use layouts/standard.

  • Fixed that partials (or any template starting with an underscore) was publically viewable Marten

  • Added HTML escaping to text_area helper.

  • Added :overwrite_params to url_for and friends to keep the parameters as they were passed to the current action and only overwrite a subset. The regular :params will clear the slate so you need to manually add in existing parameters if you want to reuse them. raphinou

  • Fixed scaffolding problem with composite named objects Moo Jester

  • Added the possibility for shared partials. Example:

    <%= render_partial "advertisement/ad", ad %>
    

    This will render the partial "advertisement/_ad.rhtml" regardless of which controller this is being called from.

    Jacob Fugal

  • Fixed crash when encountering forms that have empty-named fields James Prudente

  • Added check_box form helper method now accepts true/false as well as 1/0 what-a-day

  • Fixed the lacking creation of all directories with install.rb Dave Steinberg

  • Fixed that date_select returns valid XHTML selected options Andreas Schwarz

  • Fixed referencing an action with the same name as a controller in url_for what-a-day

  • Fixed the destructive nature of Base#attributes= on the argument Kevin Watt

  • Changed ActionControllerError to decent from StandardError instead of Exception. It can now be caught by a generic rescue.

  • Added SessionRestoreError that is raised when a session being restored holds objects where there is no class available.

  • Added block as option for inline filters. So what used to be written as:

    before_filter Proc { |controller| return false if controller.params["stop_action"] }
    

    ...can now be as:

    before_filter { |controller| return false if controller.params["stop_action"] }
    

    Jeremy Kemper

  • Made the following methods public (was protected): url_for, controller_class_name, controller_name, action_name This makes it easier to write filters without cheating around the encapsulation with send.

  • ActionController::Base#reset_session now sticks even if you access @session afterwards Kent Sibilev

  • Improved the exception logging so the log file gets almost as much as in-browser debugging.

  • Changed base class setup from AbstractTemplate/ERbTemplate to ActionView::Base. This change should be harmless unless you were accessing Action View directly in which case you now need to reference the Base class.\

  • Added that render_collection_of_partials returns nil if the collection is empty. This makes showing a “no items” message easier. For example: <%= render_collection_of_partials("message", @messages) || "No messages found." %> Sam Stephenson

  • Added :month_before_year as an option to date_select to get the month select before the year. Especially useful for credit card forms.

  • Added :add_month_numbers to select_month to get options like "3 - March".

  • Removed Base.has_active_layout? as it couldn't answer the question without the instance. Use Base#active_layout instead.

  • Removed redundant call to update on ActionController::Base#close_session Andreas Schwarz

  • Fixed that DRb Store accidently started its own server (instead of just client) Andreas

  • Fixed strip_links so it now works across multiple lines Chad Fowler

  • Fixed the TemplateError exception to show the proper trace on to_s (useful for unit test debugging)

  • Implemented class inheritable attributes without eval Caio Chassot

  • Made TextHelper#concat accept binding as it would otherwise not work

  • The FormOptionsHelper will now call to_s on the keys and values used to generate options

0.8.5

  • Introduced passing of locally scoped variables between templates:

    You can pass local variables to sub templates by using a hash of with the variable
    names as keys and the objects as values:
    
      <%= render "shared/header", { "headline" => "Welcome", "person" => person } %>
    
    These can now be accessed in shared/header with:
    
      Headline: <%= headline %>
      First name: <%= person.first_name %>
    
  • Introduced the concept of partials as a certain type of sub templates:

    There's also a convenience method for rendering sub templates within the current
    controller that depends on a single object (we call this kind of sub templates for
    partials). It relies on the fact that partials should follow the naming convention
    of being prefixed with an underscore -- as to separate them from regular templates
    that could be rendered on their own. In the template for Advertiser#buy, we could have:
    
      <% for ad in @advertisements %>
        <%= render_partial "ad", ad %>
      <% end %>
    
    This would render "advertiser/_ad.rhtml" and pass the local variable +ad+
    for the template to display.
    
    == Rendering a collection of partials
    
    The example of partial use describes a familar pattern where a template needs
    to iterate over a array and render a sub template for each of the elements.
    This pattern has been implemented as a single method that accepts an array and
    renders a partial by the same name of as the elements contained within. So the
    three-lined example in "Using partials" can be rewritten with a single line:
    
      <%= render_collection_of_partials "ad", @advertisements %>
    
    So this will render "advertiser/_ad.rhtml" and pass the local variable +ad+ for
    the template to display.
    
  • Improved send_file by allowing a wide range of options to be applied [Jeremy Kemper]:

    Sends the file by streaming it 4096 bytes at a time. This way the
    whole file doesn't need to be read into memory at once.  This makes
    it feasible to send even large files.
    
    Be careful to sanitize the path parameter if it coming from a web
    page.  send_file(@params['path'] allows a malicious user to
    download any file on your server.
    
    Options:
    * <tt>:filename</tt> - specifies the filename the browser will see.
      Defaults to File.basename(path).
    * <tt>:type</tt> - specifies an HTTP content type.
      Defaults to 'application/octet-stream'.
    * <tt>:disposition</tt> - specifies whether the file will be shown inline or downloaded.
      Valid values are 'inline' and 'attachment' (default).
    * <tt>:buffer_size</tt> - specifies size (in bytes) of the buffer used to stream
      the file.  Defaults to 4096.
    
    The default Content-Type and Content-Disposition headers are
    set to download arbitrary binary files in as many browsers as
    possible.  IE versions 4, 5, 5.5, and 6 are all known to have
    a variety of quirks (especially when downloading over SSL).
    
    Simple download:
      send_file '/path/to.zip'
    
    Show a JPEG in browser:
      send_file '/path/to.jpeg', :type => 'image/jpeg', :disposition => 'inline'
    
    Read about the other Content-* HTTP headers if you'd like to
    provide the user with more information (such as Content-Description).
    http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html#sec14.11
    
    Also be aware that the document may be cached by proxies and browsers.
    The Pragma and Cache-Control headers declare how the file may be cached
    by intermediaries.  They default to require clients to validate with
    the server before releasing cached responses.  See
    http://www.mnot.net/cache_docs/ for an overview of web caching and
    http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html#sec14.9
    for the Cache-Control header spec.
    
  • Added pluralize method to the TextHelper that makes it easy to get strings like "1 message", "3 messages"

  • Added proper escaping for the rescues Andreas Schwarz

  • Added proper escaping for the option and collection tags Andreas Schwarz

  • Fixed NaN errors on benchmarking Jim Weirich

  • Fixed query string parsing for URLs that use the escaped versions of & or ; as part of a key or value

  • Fixed bug with custom Content-Type headers being in addition to rather than instead of the default header. (This bug didn't matter with neither CGI or mod_ruby, but FCGI exploded on it) With help from Ara T. Howard

0.8.0

  • Added select, collection_select, and country_select to make it easier for Active Records to set attributes through drop-down lists of options. Example:

    <%= select "person", "gender", %w( Male Female ) %>
    

    ...would give the following:

    <select name="person[gender]" id="person_gender"><option>Male</option><option>Female</option></select>
    
  • Added an option for getting multiple values on a single form name into an array instead of having the last one overwrite. This is especially useful for groups of checkboxes, which can now be written as:

    <input type="checkbox" name="rights[]" value="CREATE" />
    <input type="checkbox" name="rights[]" value="UPDATE" />
    <input type="checkbox" name="rights[]" value="DELETE" />
    

    ...and retrieved in the controller action with:

    @params["rights"] # => [ "CREATE", "UPDATE", "DELETE" ]
    

    The old behavior (where the last one wins, "DELETE" in the example) is still available. Just don't add "[]" to the end of the name. Scott Baron

  • Added send_file which uses the new render_text block acceptance to make it feasible to send large files. The files is sent with a bunch of voodoo HTTP headers required to get arbitrary files to download as expected in as many browsers as possible (eg, IE hacks). Example:

    def play_movie send_file "/movies/that_movie.avi" end

    Jeremy Kemper

  • render_text now accepts a block for deferred rendering. Useful for streaming large files, displaying a “please wait” message during a complex search, etc. Streaming example:

    render_text do |response|
      File.open(path, 'rb') do |file|
        while buf = file.read(1024)
          print buf
        end
      end
    end
    

    Jeremy Kemper

  • Added a new Tag Helper that can generate generic tags programmatically insted of through HTML. Example:

    tag("br", "clear" => "all") => <br clear="all" />
    

    ...that's usually not terribly interesting (unless you have a lot of options already in a hash), but it gives way for more specific tags, like the new form tag:

    form_tag({ :controller => "weblog", :action => "update" }, { :multipart => "true", "style" => "width: 200px"}) =>
      <form action="/weblog/update" enctype="multipart/formdata" style="width: 200px">
    

    There's even a "pretty" version for people who don't like to open tags in code and close them in HTML:

    <%= start_form_tag :action => "update" %>
      # all the input fields
    <%= end_form_tag %>
    

    (end_form_tag just returns "")

  • The selected parameter in options_for_select may now also an array of values to be selected when using a multiple select. Example:

    options_for_select([ "VISA", "Mastercard", "Discover" ], ["VISA", "Discover"]) =>
      <option selected>VISA</option>\n<option>Mastercard</option>\n<option selected>Discover</option>
    

    Scott Baron

  • Changed the URL rewriter so controller_prefix and action_prefix can be used in isolation. You can now do:

    url_for(:controller_prefix => "clients")
    

    ...or:

    url_for(:action_prefix => "category/messages")
    

    Neither would have worked in isolation before (:controller_prefix required a :controller and :action_prefix required an :action)

  • Started process of a cleaner separation between Action Controller and ERb-based Action Views by introducing an abstract base class for views. And Amita adapter could be fitted in more easily now.

  • The date helper methods date_select and datetime_select now also use the field error wrapping (div with class fieldWithErrors by default).

  • The date helper methods date_select and datetime_select can now discard selects

  • Added option on AbstractTemplate to specify a different field error wrapping. Example:

    ActionView::AbstractTemplate.field_error_proc = Proc.new do |html, instance|
      "<p>#{instance.method_name + instance.error_message}</p><div style='background-color: red'>#{html}</div>"
    end
    

    ...would give the following on a Post#title (text field) error:

    <p>Title can't be empty</p>
    <div style='background-color: red'>
      <input id="post_title" name="post[title]" size="30" type="text" value="Hello World" />
    </div>
    
  • The UrlHelper methods url_for and link_to will now by default only return paths, not complete URIs. That should make it easier to fit a Rails application behind a proxy or load-balancer. You can overwrite this by passing :only_path => false as part of the options. Suggested by U235

  • Fixed bug with having your own layout for use with scaffolding Kevin Radloff

  • Fixed bug where redirect_to_path didn't append the port on non-standard ports dhawkins

  • Scaffolding plays nicely with single-table inheritance (LoadErrors are caught) Jeremy Kemper

  • Scaffolding plays nice with plural models like Category/categories Jeremy Kemper

  • Fixed missing suffix appending in scaffolding Kevin Radloff

0.7.9

  • The "form" method now present boolean fields from PostgreSQL as drop-down menu. Scott

  • Scaffolding now automatically attempts to require the class that's being scaffolded.

  • Scaffolding will use the current active layout, instead of its own, if one has been specified. Example:

    class WeblogController < ActionController::Base
      layout "layouts/weblog"
      scaffold :post
    end
    

    Suggested by Scott

  • Changed url_for (and all the that drives, like redirect_to, link_to, link_for) so you can pass it a symbol instead of a hash. This symbol is a method reference which is then called to calculate the url. Example:

    class WeblogController < ActionController::Base
      def update
        # do some update
        redirect_to :dashboard_url
      end
    
      protected
        def dashboard_url
          if @project.active?
            url_for :controller => "project", :action => "dashboard"
          else
            url_for :controller => "account", :action => "dashboard"
          end
        end
    end
    
  • Added default_url_options to specialize behavior for all url_for (and friends) calls:

    Overwrite to implement a number of default options that all url_for-based methods will use.
    The default options should come in form of a hash, just like the one you would use for
    url_for directly. Example:
    
      def default_url_options(options)
        { :controller_prefix => @project.active? ? "projects/" : "accounts/" }
      end
    
    As you can infer from the example, this is mostly useful for situations where you want to
    centralize dynamic dissions about the urls as they stem from the business domain. Please note
    that any individual url_for call can always override the defaults set by this method.
    
  • Changed url_for so that an "id" passed in the :params is not treated special. You need to use the dedicated :id to get the special auto path-params treatment. Considering the url http://localhost:81/friends/list

    url_for(:action => "show", :params => { "id" => 5 })
      ...used to give http://localhost:81/friends/show/5
      ......now gives http://localhost:81/friends/show?id=5
    
    If you want the automated id behavior, do:
    
    url_for(:action => "show", :id => 5 )
      ....which gives http://localhost:81/friends/show/5
    
  • Fixed problem with anchor being inserted before path parameters with url_for (and friends)

0.7.8

  • Fixed session bug where you couldn't store any objects that didn't exist in the standard library (such as Active Record objects).

  • Added reset_session method for Action Controller objects to clear out all objects in the session.

  • Fixed that exceptions raised during filters are now also caught by the default rescues

  • Added new around_filter for doing before and after filtering with a single object [Florian Weber]:

    class WeblogController < ActionController::Base
      around_filter BenchmarkingFilter.new
    
      # Before this action is performed, BenchmarkingFilter#before(controller) is executed
      def index
      end
      # After this action has been performed, BenchmarkingFilter#after(controller) is executed
    end
    
    class BenchmarkingFilter
      def initialize
        @runtime
      end
    
      def before
        start_timer
      end
    
      def after
        stop_timer
        report_result
      end
    end
    
  • Added the options for specifying a different name and id for the form helper methods than what is guessed [Florian Weber]:

    text_field "post", "title"
      ...just gives: <input id="post_title" name="post[title]" size="30" type="text" value="" />
    
    text_field "post", "title", "id" => "title_for_post", "name" => "first_post_title"
      ...can now give: <input id="title_for_post" name="first_post_title" size="30" type="text" value="" />
    
  • Added DebugHelper with a single "debug" method for doing pretty dumps of objects in the view (now used in the default rescues to better present the contents of session and template variables)

  • Added note to log about the templates rendered within layouts (before just the layout was shown)

  • Fixed redirects on https setups Andreas

  • Fixed scaffolding problem on the edit action when using :suffix => true Scott

  • Fixed scaffolding problem where implementing list.rhtml wouldn't work for the index action

  • URLs generated now uses & instead of just & so pages using it can validate with W3C Spotted by Andreas

0.7.7

  • Fixed bug in CGI extension that prevented multipart forms from working

0.7.6

  • Included ERB::Util so all templates can easily escape HTML content with <%=h @person.content %>

  • All requests are now considered local by default, so everyone will be exposed to detailed debugging screens on errors. When the application is ready to go public, set ActionController::Base.consider_all_requests_local to false, and implement the protected method local_request? in the controller to determine when debugging screens should be shown.

  • Fixed three bugs with the url_for/redirect_to/link_to handling. Considering the url http://localhost:81/friends/show/1

    url_for(:action => "list")
      ...used to give http://localhost:81/friends/list/1
      ......now gives http://localhost:81/friends/list
    
    url_for(:controller => "friends", :action => "destroy", :id => 5)
      ...used to give http://localhost:81/friends/destroy
      ......now gives http://localhost:81/friends/destroy/5
    

    Considering the url http://localhost:81/teachers/show/t

    url_for(:action => "list", :id => 5)
      ...used to give http://localhost:81/5eachers/list/t
      ......now gives http://localhost:81/teachers/list/5
    

    Reported by David Morton & Radsaq

  • Logs exception to logfile in addition to showing them for local requests

  • Protects the eruby load behind a begin/rescue block. eRuby is not required to run ActionController.

  • Fixed install.rb to also install clean_logger and the templates

  • Added ActiveRecordStore as a session option. Read more in lib/action_controller/session/active_record_store.rb Tim Bates

  • Change license to MIT License (and included license file in package)

  • Application error page now returns status code 500 instead of 200

  • Fixed using Procs as layout handlers Florian Weber

  • Fixed bug with using redirects ports other than 80

  • Added index method that calls list on scaffolding

0.7.5

  • First public release
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