image_tag in mailer not using asset_host

image_tag isn't using the asset_host I've set. Any ideas why? The only thing I can think of is it having to do with it being a Mailer.


config.action_controller.asset_host = "http://localhost:3000"


<%= image_tag "logo.png", :style=>"margin-left:10px; padding-bottom:15px;" %>

rendered as:

<img alt="Logo" src="/images/logo.png?1303090162" style="margin-left:10px; padding-bottom:15px;" />

In console:

> MyApp::Application.config.action_controller
#<OrderedHash {… :asset_host=>"http://localhost:3000", …}>

I need the image_tag to create a full path url because it will be showing up in an email.


I was wrong before. This is the solution you need (until rails 3.1 where the asset_host configurations become unified):

config.action_mailer.asset_host = "http://localhost:3000"

We need to specify both config.action_controller.asset_host and config.action_mailer.asset_host, on Rails 3.1 and 3.2.

To add the hostname to the image_tag on both e-mail and non-email views, add the following to your environment file:

config.action_controller.asset_host = 'http://localhost:3000'
config.action_mailer.asset_host = config.action_controller.asset_host

Where 'http://localhost:3000' should be replaced by your host URL (and port if applicable).

This needs to be set on both action_controller and action_mailer, even in Rails 3.2.x.

The offending code as to why you can't do it is here:

# actionpack/lib/action_view/helpers/asset_paths.rb, line 27
def compute_public_path(source, dir, ext = nil, include_host = true)
  # More code up here....

    if controller && include_host
      has_request = controller.respond_to?(:request)
      source = rewrite_host_and_protocol(source, has_request)

Here is the offending file on GH:

Since an ActionMailer View template lacks a Controller, you don't get the command to rewrite based on an asset_host. This should probably be a ticket opened to the Rails core team.

You can try the following config and see if it helps:

config.action_mailer.default_url_options = {:host=>"localhost", :port=>3000, :protocol=>"http://"}

I'm pretty sure it's only going to work for url_for though.

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