Thanks for getting back.
I went back through the documentation on routing. I may need to construct some Route::connect() constructs.
I usually leave the default routing alone, as it does a good job. With the app I’m building now, I rely on ajax quite extensively. The plugin seems to render elements via ajax just fine. But when I render plugin elements from the core, I get a 500 HTTP error.
I’ll need to write in a specific route for the rendering path to file.
As far a theory goes, I was looking for an explanation for when a specific route pattern is applied. If my url context is a plugin, does Cake look for a route in Plugins/PluginName/routes.php to dispatch the request? If I’m not in a plugin, does cake use the config/routes.php file to dispatch the request?