Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#24610 closed Uncategorized (needsinfo)

Deprecate html-related stuff

Reported by: Marcin Nowak Owned by: nobody
Component: Uncategorized Version: dev
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


There are many problems with creating something else than one-page-html-doc using Django. Please remove any html related stuff from framework, because Django is not a html framework but web framework (as mentioned in description of #18054), and "web" term is not reserved for HTML only.

  • django.forms should be removed or HTML-based widgets should be cutted-off; forms should validate and clean data only
  • technical error responses (404 and 500) should return responses dependent on Accept header value; there are many issues with debugging web services by digging HTML/JS/CSS output in shell/terminal
  • remove html from django.utils.log
  • remove html from django.utils.timesince
  • if I forgot something - remove it too

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Graham, 9 years ago

Resolution: needsinfo
Status: newclosed

Thanks for the raising the issue, however, one monolithic ticket to address this doesn't seem the right approach to me. If you could open some smaller, actionable tickets focused on specific use cases where output needs to be customizable that would be better. I doubt we can simply deprecate or remove HTML in all of the areas your raise, but we could certainly have hooks to customize the output as needed.

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