Clay Culver asked:
> Sorry for the complete newbie question, but this seems like it should
> be so obvious.  I've created a Controller called Welcome.  The
> welcome_controller.rb contains this:
>
> class WelcomeController < ApplicationController
>    def index
>        @response = "hello world"
>    end
> end
>
> I have a view for welcome called "index.rhtml" that contains this:
>
> <html>
> <head>
> <title>Test</html>
> </head>
> <body>
> <%= @responce %>
> </body>
> </html>
>
> This seems like it would be a no brainer, but when I go to the page I
> get this error:
>
> undefined method `headers' for "":String
> Extracted source (around line #46):
>
> 43:
> 44:
> 45: <h2 style="margin-top: 30px">Response</h2>
> 46: <b>Headers</b>: <%=h @response.headers.inspect.gsub(/,/, ",\n")
> %><br/>
>
> ---
>
> What exactly am I doing wrong?  I know I could just use render_text but
> I'm trying to do something more complex, but I can't seem to make this
> work.  =/

You have two problems:
1) You overwrote the built-in variable @response with a string ("hello 
world")
2) You misspelt "@responce" in your view.

The answer is simply to change the name of your variable to something Rails 
isn't trying to use behind the scenes.

Finally, prefer the Rails community for questions like these: the Freenode 
IRC channel and the mailing list.

Cheers,
Dave