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Bart ten Brinke

Namespacing for activeresource

Reported by Bart ten Brinke | February 25th, 2009 @ 10:25 AM | in 3.x

If you have an Client object in your Rails app and you want to use ActiveResource to get Clients from another application, then these Client objects have to have exactly the same attributes or ActiveResource will break. Because in a real world situation a lot of people call models in their application by the same name, sometimes you do not want ActiveResource to assume this behaviour.

To fix this I added this namespace patch. When a namespace is defined, the ActiveResource resourcename will not be Client, but NameSpaceClient. This will make ActiveResource fall back to it's default 'unknown source' behaviour, making it possible to get remote resources with the same name.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • José Valim

    José Valim February 25th, 2009 @ 03:28 PM

    • Tag changed from activeresource, class, name, namespacing to activeresource, patch

    Great! +1

  • Federico Builes
  • Bart ten Brinke

    Bart ten Brinke March 10th, 2009 @ 07:11 PM

    • Tag changed from activeresource, patch to activeresource, patch, verified

    It would be really nice if this went in 2.3, together with the XML parser upgrades. It would really make activeresource usable for a lot of people.

  • Bart ten Brinke
  • Jeremy Kemper

    Jeremy Kemper May 19th, 2009 @ 10:03 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    Good idea, but the 'namespace' name is too generic.

    How about localizing the unknown-constant lookup to a single method that subclasses can override to implement whatever behavior they like.

  • Bart ten Brinke

    Bart ten Brinke May 19th, 2009 @ 11:16 PM

    Have you got a better suggestion then namespace? Localizing the unkown constant lookup via a method missing is pretty much what is happening in AR right now. Refactoring that is a good idea but goes a lot further then this patch :)

  • Jeremy Kemper

    Jeremy Kemper May 4th, 2010 @ 06:48 PM

    • Milestone changed from 2.x to 3.x
  • Dan Pickett

    Dan Pickett May 9th, 2010 @ 05:59 PM

    • Tag changed from activeresource, patch, verified to activeresource, bugmash, patch, verified
  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 05:02 PM

    • Importance changed from “” to “”

    This issue has been automatically marked as stale because it has not been commented on for at least three months.

    The resources of the Rails core team are limited, and so we are asking for your help. If you can still reproduce this error on the 3-0-stable branch or on master, please reply with all of the information you have about it and add "[state:open]" to your comment. This will reopen the ticket for review. Likewise, if you feel that this is a very important feature for Rails to include, please reply with your explanation so we can consider it.

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 05:02 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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