1. How do you use the link_to method to call an action and pass it parameters so the url looks like


I know how to make it look like


when I do this <%=link_to "next", :action=> "month_view/2008/02" %>
it just escapes the forward slashes so the url looks like


2. Is it possible to develop a ROR app without have a db to connect to ... If I try to run a rails app and haven't created a mysql db, it gives me an error message and will not load the app.