"Writing Views" doesn't help much if you want in-depth info on writing views
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http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/topics/http/views/ as it exists now might more appropriately be called "Assigning error views" or something similar.
What it does not give is any particular detail about how to write an interesting view for a normal, i.e. 200 case. The views take a request object but do not demonstrate how to read CGI form variables from the request, and I would expect there's a lot more that can and should be said about writing views for a normal status 200 response than is said.
I don't know if the expanded documentation should be in this page or another, but any page labelled "Writing Views" page should be a detailed page covering most of the bases for how one writes a view for a normal (200) response, and workhorses like retrieving submitted CGI variables. It might also include what the present page does, but right now the "Writing Views" page isn't doing what a page with that name should do.