Different behaviour for url parameter in dev run versus test run
|Reported by:||Owned by:||Leo Shklovskii|
|Cc:||egmanoj@…||Triage Stage:||Ready for checkin|
|Has patch:||yes||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
url(r'^/find_thing/(?P<thing_name>.+)/$', 'django_mi.app.views.find_thing', name = 'find_thing'),
def find_thing(request, thing_name): print thing_name # perform look up of thing and return.
In the development environment (manage.py runserver) the view works well when passed a string with a space in it, say 'my thing'.
The portion of the url representing the parameter shows up as 'my%20thing'.
I then wrote a test for the view using Django's test client. I used the utility reverse() method to pass the path to Client.get().
The test failed (the query set was empty) for identical input.
I added a print statement inside the view. On accessing the view in the development environment the parameter was printed as
'my thing'. However on running the test it was printed as 'my%20thing'. The latter caused the database lookup to return empty.
Why is the behaviour different in development/production and testing?
Change History (10)
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|Owner:||changed from nobody to Leo Shklovskii|
|Status:||new → assigned|