Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#22079 new Bug

TestClient serialization of GET params with empty list as value

Reported by:… Owned by: nobody
Component: Testing framework Version: dev
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: gregchapple1@…, Florian Apolloner, Ahmad Abdallah, Tom Forbes Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


When POST-ing a parameter whose value is the empty list, TestClient will strip that param-value pair out of the request entirely. In contrast to GET, which passes these along.

Expected behaviour:
They should work the same in the face of an empty list value.

See: for a patch making POST behave as GET.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

As noted on the pull request, we may want to fix GET rather than POST.

In any case, they should behave similarly.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Tim Graham

Patch needs improvement: set

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Greg Chapple

Cc: gregchapple1@… added

What is the desired behaviour here?

From what I can see, the difference lies with using django.utils.http.urlencode to process the get params.

>>> from django.utils.http import urlencode

>>> data = {'test': ['value1', 'value2']
>>> urlencode(data, doseq=True) 

>>> data = {'test': []}
>>> urlencode(data, doseq=True)

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by Florian Apolloner

Cc: Florian Apolloner added

From my gut I'd say that empty lists should get stripped out entirely, cause there is no way to represent an empty list, "?test=" would be interpreted as a list with one empty item in .getlist which makes no sense.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by Collin Anderson

Summary: TestClient serialization of POST params with empty list as valueTestClient serialization of GET params with empty list as value

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by Ahmad Abdallah

Has patch: unset
Patch needs improvement: unset

What's the desired behavior here? If it's correcting getlist's handling of empty lists, isn't that more in line with altering QueryDict than changing serialization of GET params?

If we're still changing serialization, we might have to rewrite it ourselves since our current serialization is derived from urllib which is what causes the current bug mentioned by the ticket.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by Ahmad Abdallah

Cc: Ahmad Abdallah added

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by Tom Forbes

Cc: Tom Forbes added
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