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If you find that you get this error in RSpec:

No HTTP_REFERER was set in the request to this action, so redirect_to :back could not be called successfully. If this is a test, make sure to specify request.env["HTTP_REFERER"].

Then you have to specify this in your spec:

request.env[“HTTP_REFERER”] = “where_i_came_from”

based on this answer in StackOverflow (it of course doesn’t necessarily have to equal “where_i_came_from”).  This can happen if you redirect :back in your code.


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