Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#11322 closed (fixed)

Description of process_response Middleware method incorrect

Reported by: Michael Malone Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: master
Severity: Keywords: middleware documentation response
Cc: mjmalone@… Triage Stage: Ready for checkin
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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The Middleware documentation says that if some middleware returns an HttpResponse object from its process_response() method, other middleware that follows it in the chain will not be executed. While this is true for the process_request() and process_view() methods, it is not true for process_response() (see relevant code for how request, view, and response middleware is handled). In fact, the process_response() method must return an HttpResponse object, as its return value is used as the response object passed to any other middleware, and eventually rendered as an HTTP response.

I also think it's worth noting in the description of process_response() that, if present, this method will always be called for every response, even if request middleware that precedes it in the middleware stack short circuits and returns an HttpResponse.

Since both of these appear to be intentional design decisions I've attached a small documentation patch that addresses both issues.

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middleware_docs.diff (1.6 KB) - added by Michael Malone 7 years ago.

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Change History (4)

Changed 7 years ago by Michael Malone

Attachment: middleware_docs.diff added

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Alex Gaynor

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Triage Stage: UnreviewedReady for checkin

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Russell Keith-Magee

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [11048]) Fixed #11322 -- Clarified docs regarding middleware processing. Thanks the Michael Malone for the patch.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Russell Keith-Magee

(In [11060]) [1.0.X] Fixed #11322 -- Clarified docs regarding middleware processing. Thanks the Michael Malone for the patch.

Merge of r11048 from trunk.

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