Action View

Action View is a framework for handling view template lookup and rendering, and provides view helpers that assist when building HTML forms, Atom feeds and more. Template formats that Action View handles are ERB (embedded Ruby, typically used to inline short Ruby snippets inside HTML), and XML Builder.

Download and installation

The latest version of Action View can be installed with RubyGems:

% [sudo] gem install actionview

Source code can be downloaded as part of the Rails project on GitHub


Action View is released under the MIT license:


API documentation is at

Bug reports can be filed for the Ruby on Rails project here:

Feature requests should be discussed on the rails-core mailing list here: