Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#14621 closed (duplicate)

Non-informative error when URL is not properly configured

Reported by: srulix Owned by: nobody
Component: Uncategorized Version: 1.2
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Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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New into Django, I just stumbled across this when I was trying to do the Tutorial (which is great, by the way).

When the patterns are not properly configured in, for instance in this case:

urlpatterns = patterns('', # notice that i forgot to do 'polls.views' here
    (r'^$', 'index'),
    (r'^(?P<poll_id>\d+)/$', 'detail'),
    (r'^(?P<poll_id>\d+)/results/$', 'results'),
    (r'^(?P<poll_id>\d+)/vote/$', 'vote'),

The error just says 'str' object is not callable (I'm attaching full HTML). Digging further down I saw in Local args that callback = detail, and that raised the suspicion and I found it.

I think a more meaningful error, saying that the URL was matched to callback 'detail' and the corresponding view could not be found, would be nice.

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TypeError at _polls_5_.htm (51.4 KB) - added by srulix 6 years ago.
the error

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Change History (2)

Changed 6 years ago by srulix

Attachment: TypeError at _polls_5_.htm added

the error

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by srulix

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Patch needs improvement: unset
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

doh! this is a dupe to ticket:6442. sorry guys.

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