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Redirecting from one URL to another

Sometimes you are in a situation where you do want to show another URL to the user not, just have several routes to the same controller and action.

This example is based on a Mojolicious app, generated using:

$ mojo generate lite_app

The app (myapp.pl) look as follows:

#!/usr/bin/env perl
use Mojolicious::Lite;

# Documentation browser under "/perldoc"
plugin 'PODRenderer';

get '/' => sub {
  my $c = shift;

get '/index' => sub {
    my $c = shift;
    $c->render(template => 'index');


@@ index.html.ep
% layout 'default';
% title 'Welcome';
<h1>Welcome to the Mojolicious real-time web framework!</h1>
To learn more, you can browse through the documentation
<%= link_to 'here' => '/perldoc' %>.

@@ layouts/default.html.ep
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <head><title><%= title %></title></head>
  <body><%= content %></body>

This is the nifty code:

get '/' => sub {
  my $c = shift;

It calls a subroutine taking a controller as argument and controllers have the nifty method redirect_to.