The blog of Rahoul Baruah from 3hv Ltd

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My name is Rahoul Baruah (aka Baz) and I'm a software developer in Leeds (England).

This is a log of things I've discovered while writing software in Ruby on Rails. In other words, geek stuff.

However, I've decided to put this blog on ice - I would ask you to check out my business blog here (or subscribe here).

05 December, 2005


I'm not having a good day.

I'm busy updating my site to use Rails in its entirety. I need to store some values in sessions - simple, think I.

session[:booking_id] =
will do the trick.

Yet every time I navigate to the page that does the following
booking = Booking.find(session[:booking_id])
the application bombs out with a cannot find Booking with a null ID.

Eventually, I look at the C:/Windows/Temp folder on the machine running WEBrick. And every single request from Camino is starting a new session! No wonder I cannot access the data I stored in there!

I have no idea why this is happening - everything looks fine in Firefox (Windows) and Safari (Mac). A quick test in IE 6 (Windows) shows it working there as well (although I can't find the session file that WEBrick created?!?

This is made even worse by the fact that Safari no longer opens my favoured home page after a recent security update.

Arses. It's just happened with Safari now. Or has it? Ruby Session files seem to be appearing in both C:/Windows/Temp and C:/Documents and Settings/rahoul.baruah/Temp ... which is the correct one? And would it help if I just switched to ActiveRecordStore?

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