Ruby on Rails ActionController Parameters


Example

Controllers have access to HTTP parameters (you might know them as ?name=foo in URLs, but Ruby on Rails handle different formats too!) and output different responses based on them. There isn't a way to distinguish between GET and POST parameters, but you shouldn't do that in any case.

class UsersController < ApplicationController
  def index
    respond_to do |format|
      format.html do
        if params[:name] == "john"
          render html: "Hello John"
        else
          render html: "Hello someone"
        end
      end
    end 
  end
end

As usual our route:

resources :users, only: [:index]

Access the URL /users?name=john and the output will be Hello John, access /users?name=whatever and the output will be Hello someone