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Ruby Rails Routes and Resources A Route to a Delete Action Deleting Pages

Karrtik Iyer
Karrtik Iyer
3,738 Points

Instead of method:delete in erb can we use delete_path or destory_path?

Instead of below code:

<%= link_to 'Delete', @page, method: :delete %>

can we also do something like below?

<%= link_to 'Delete', page_delete_path(@page)%>

And in routes file we set up the #destroy with this path

delete '/pages/:id', to:'pages#destroy', as:'page_delete'

1 Answer

Jay McGavren
STAFF
Jay McGavren
Treehouse Teacher

This line in your routes.rb:

delete '/pages/:id', to:'pages#destroy', as:'page_delete'

...sets up a route that will only be triggered by delete requests, which means you need that method: :delete in your ERB. You could make this work by creating a get route (with a totally separate path like "/pages/:id/delete", not "/pages/:id"), but that breaks convention and I would strongly recommend against it.