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Every Rails app has something called "The middleware". The middleware is in charge of parsing your parameters, it takes care of CSFR tokens, set/get cookies, sessions and so forth.
The middleware is a powerful design for web applications, that many developers are afraid to touch. Mainly because you could write a descent application without even knowing about it. However, If you understand the architecture and possibilities, this will take your skills one step beyond. You'll end up with implementations as transparent as the flash method in controllers and views.
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