Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#18787 closed Uncategorized (invalid)

Tutorial code incorrect

Reported by: Foxpaw Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Running through the tutorial, the document at towards the bottom presents the following code when explaining how to not hardcode URLs in your templates:

<li><a href="{% url 'polls.views.detail' %}">{{ poll.question }}</a></li>

This code is actually wrong. The quotes around polls.views.detail are not needed, and in fact cause the template to throw an error. The proper code should be:

<li><a href="{% url polls.views.detail %}">{{ poll.question }}</a></li>

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

You are likely reading the development version documentation while using a version of Django <= 1.4.

The old behaviour of the url template tag will be officially deprecated in django 1.5 following the deprecation process described in the Django 1.3 release notes.

Thanks for reporting anyway.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Aymeric Augustin <aymeric.augustin@…>

In [4da1d0fd65e01abe013e0d5a9174b81c6bbfa677]:

Added a warning about the {% url %} syntax change

at the point where it bites most beginners.

Refs #18787, #18762, #18756, #18723, #18705, #18689 and several duplicates.

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