Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#17857 closed Bug (fixed)

CachedFilesMixin url_converter creates unnecessarily absolute urls

Reported by: tgecho Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.staticfiles Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: kmike84@… Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


The url converter outputs absolute urls, even if they were originally defined as relative. If I do a collectstatic while DEBUG=True, it uses my local dev STATIC_URL.

So url("../img/shadow.png") becomes url("/static/img/shadow.96b0bd7b6268.png")

Only my production STATIC_URL is '' so this link is broken when DEBUG=False

That's just a symptom of the problem that the url converter bakes in whatever STATIC_URL is in effect when collectstatic is run. If the final result was a relative path, then it would work wherever the static files ended up living. So ideally url("../img/shadow.png") becomes url(".../img/shadow.96b0bd7b6268.png"). This file would be portable no matter what the STATIC_URL is set to.

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patch.diff (7.5 KB) - added by tgecho 7 years ago.

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Change History (4)

Changed 7 years ago by tgecho

Attachment: patch.diff added

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by tgecho

Has patch: set

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Mikhail Korobov

Cc: kmike84@… added

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Jannis Leidel

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In [17697]:

Fixed #17857 -- Stopped CachedStaticFilesStorage from creating absolute URLs unnecessarily. Thanks, tgecho.

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