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Rails 4: Flash message persists for the next page view

My Daily Technical Notes [ Ruby, Rails, Gems, Server Ops]

The flash variable is intended to be used before a redirect, and it persists on the resulting page for one request. This means that if we do not redirect, and instead simply render a page, the flash message will persist for two requests: it appears on the rendered page but is still waiting for a redirect (i.e., a second request), and thus the message will appear again if you click a link.

To avoid this weird behavior, when rendering rather than redirecting we use flash.now instead of flash.

The flash.now object is used for displaying flash messages on a rendered page. As per my assumption, if you ever find a random flash message where you do not expect it, you can resolve it by replacing flash with flash.now.

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