[Catalyst] PathPart help

Christopher H. Laco claco at chrislaco.com
Thu Nov 15 20:07:20 GMT 2007

Christopher H. Laco wrote:
> Les Fletcher wrote:
>> I have question about setting up PathPart's and Chaining.  I am trying
>> to set something that has the following look:
>> /namespace/ =3D> This lists out a list of objects
>> /namespace/<id> =3D> displays detail information about the object with t=
>> numeric id=3D<id>
>> /namespace/<id>/edit =3D> brings up a form to edit object with numeric
>> id=3D<id>
>> /namespace/create =3D> 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
>> "create."
>> 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.
>> Les
> =

> http://use.perl.org/~LTjake/journal/31738
> =

> -=3DChris

I use this exact setup, and I assume most do. How is your create
declared?  sub create : Local {} ?

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