On 9/20/06, zerohalo <zerohalo / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi. I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question, but though I've
> searched online I haven't found an answer.
>
> I'm starting to teach my 8yr daughter Ruby. We've covered HTML and CSS
> already and she handcoded her own static website. I'd like to
> incorporate her Ruby learning experience into her website, which is
> much more interesting for her than using Ruby to write scripts or
> desktop apps. She's just starting out, so Rails is much too complicated
> for her. She's not ready for the whole MVC concept yet. What I'd like
> to do is to run very simple Ruby scripts from the site and incorporate
> Ruby code into rhtml files, but without Rails. I don't really want a
> "framework", just the ability to run a ruby file that will serve up an
> rhtml file. In other words, something very simple like PHP (I don't
> want to teach her PHP). [I'll get into Rails later once she's more
> advanced.]
>
> ERb looks like the ticket, but there's a missing link (for me). I can
> write a ruby script that generates an rhtml file, but then how do I
> serve that rhtml file without a framework like
> Rails/Nitro/Camping/etc.? Probably the answer is with Webrick somehow,
> but I'm missing the connection. I can't find a simple tutorial anywhere
> online, and I'm no expert on web applications.
>
> Thanks for the help.
>
>
>

Webrick has WEBrick::HTTPServlet::ERBHandler, which (I believe) serves
ERb pages. Mongrel probably has something similar.


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