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I'm Jason, a web applications developer in the San Francisco Bay area.

Redirect_to not working

I was just working on a Ruby on Rails controller method that receives information from the previous form via HTTP POST. I coded it so that if certain form variables weren’t present it would set a flash message and redirect to the form page. I tried and tried and still the redirect wasn’t working. I reset my web server, and even restarted my computer, but stil this didn’t resolve the issue.

I then realized that perhaps redirects aren’t possible with HTTP POST’s, only GET requests. I ended up just creating a generic view for displaying errors, and will render that view and then ‘return FALSE’ inside of the if statement when an error is detected.