Opened 3 years ago

Closed 22 months ago

#20435 closed Cleanup/optimization (fixed)

Reorder template tag documentation.

Reported by: jonathanslenders Owned by: danielr
Component: Documentation Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: timograham@… Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Right now, the documentation for creation of custom template tags, using a (parser, token)-function, is mentioned above the creation of simple template tags.
It would be great to revert this order, and make clear that when possible a simple tag is recommended. (Not only for readability.)

The ability of creating custom template tags using (parser, token) is great, but it's a lot harder or impossible to predict the behaviour or the change the template render engine if we ever have to in the future. Making sure that people are using as much as possible the built-in Node classes, would do for a nice abstract syntax tree in moste cases.

See this ticket #20434 for related info.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by aaugustin

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That proposal makes sense to me.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by zerok

I definitely agree. We should encourage people to put far more logic into template tags and filters than in the templates themselves. Having the most complicated approach being mentioned first, doesn't help.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by danielquinn

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comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by danielquinn

Basically I broke the whole tags section up into "Simple" and "Advanced", placing the simple stuff first.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by timo

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Existing pull request doesn't merge cleanly due to some recent commits.

comment:6 Changed 22 months ago by danielr

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comment:7 Changed 22 months ago by danielr

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comment:8 Changed 22 months ago by Julien Phalip <jphalip@…>

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In 524e71c9c20da57722b22b978d87690379ca4ade:

Fixed #20435 -- Reordered the custom template tags docs.

Introduced the various shortcuts before explaining the more complex
parser/render functionality.

Also removed non-decorator syntax: it's been years since Django
supported a Python version without decorators.

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