Create Messages 1, creating link with the New Message button


#1

I am trying to get past the 7th step of adding:

<%= link_to 'New Message', 'messages/new' %>

to the /app/views/messages/index.html.erb file and I have done this, but it’s giving me an error telling me that it has not been done. Here is the error message:

Make sure to add the ‘link_to’ to app/views/messages/index.html.erb.

But that step is still showing up as red instead of green and I cannot progress. Nevertheless, the New Message button does function just fine and I’m able to add new messages.


#2

It could be something as simple as not using the double quotes in the example. Minor, and petty, but these things do tend to happen in author written SCT’s. It’s a possibility.


#3

Thanks, yeah, I had tried both single quotes and double quotes and neither worked.


#4

I figured it out by accident. I changed it to this:

<%= link_to 'New Message', "messages/new" %> 

and it worked. Combination of single quotes for the button text and double quotes to call up the new form.


#5

As I suspected. The author wrote only one pattern to follow and the SCT has no other option but to accept only that.


#6

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