The use of '/media/' for static file serving
|Reported by:||jscausey||Owned by:||nobody|
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An exceptionally annoying problem that I've solved thrice and forgotten twice :)
When using the static file serving capabilities of the Django dev server (as accessed from manage.py), you CANNOT use the directory '/media/' to serve your own media files as this dir is used by the admin. In my never ending search for concise names, I invariably end up trying to use the name '/media/' and ponder over 'file not found' errors for quite a bit. Then comes the permission changing, to no avail. And finally, the realization that I've done this before...
In any event, there's no problem with Django here. I'd just like to see this called out in the static files serving doc (http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.0/howto/static-files/) so I (and others) don't waste time on this again.
Thanks for such an awesome framework!