Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#855 closed enhancement (wontfix)

urlconf regexps should allow backreferences

Reported by: aaronsw Owned by: Adrian Holovaty
Component: contrib.admin Version:
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


Half the coolness of using regular expressions to define the URL scheme is being able to use backreferences in the consequent. That is, if we have something like:

(r'^@([^/]+)/(.*)$', r'proj.apps.myapp.\1')

then when visiting "/@edit/bar") it should call myapp.edit(request, "bar").

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Adrian Holovaty

Not a bad idea, as long as we figure out how to avoid the potential security problems. That allows any Web user to specify the name of a Python function directly, which may or may not be desirable. That naturally leads into hairy things such as marking views as "public."

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Adrian Holovaty

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I'm closing this one due to the potential security problems. It should be easy enough to get the same functionality with what Django already has.

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