[Catalyst] PathPart help

Les Fletcher les at affinitycircles.com
Thu Nov 15 19:47:34 GMT 2007

I have question about setting up PathPart's and Chaining.  I am trying 
to set something that has the following look:

/namespace/ => This lists out a list of objects
/namespace/<id> => displays detail information about the object with the 
numeric id=<id>
/namespace/<id>/edit => brings up a form to edit object with numeric id=<id>
/namespace/create => brings up a form to create a new object

When the Chained actions are printed out everything looks fine, but when 
I goto "/namespace/create" it matches the "/namespace/<id>" view 
action.  Needless to say, there isn't an object with the numeric id of 

I would like for Catalyst to try and match the explicit PathPart before 
matching the wild card that is <id>.  Any thoughts on best ways to get 
around this? 

A couple of ways I thought of were:

I could make the view path be "/namespace/<id>/view," it seems a little 
weird, but would be acceptable if need be.

I could have an action that matches "/namespace/*" and then forward to 
the create action if "*" is "create" and to the view action other wise, 
but this could limit my ability to further chain from here.

Catalyst just might not match the paths in a way that is conducive to 
this, but just thought I'd throw this out there.


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