Opened 16 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#8896 closed New feature (wontfix)

Routing according also to hostname

Reported by: veena Owned by: jshedd
Component: Core (URLs) Version: 1.0
Severity: Normal Keywords: routing hostname
Cc: mike.huynh+django@…, jedie, Gert Van Gool, Florian Apolloner, cg@…, charette.s@… Triage Stage: Someday/Maybe
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


There should be a possibility to route urls even according to hostname.

It's quite often especially in blog sites that users get 3rd domain eg.

In Django url router doesn't take hostname in consideration.

You can write own middleware, where you can rewrite to something like in process_request() function. But then function like "reverse()", decorator like "login" or template tag like "{% url %}" are not able to construct whole url with hostname back now.

In case of implementation routing with hostname there could be simple syntax in urls like that:

urlpatterns = (
  ('^forum/$', forum) # normal route
  ('^/(username)\.example\.com/forum/$', user_forum) # route with domain with http protocol
  ('^//(username)\.example\.com/forum/$', user_forum) # or syntax with double slashes to have a more impact to visibility and parallel to http://
  ('^s//(username)\.example\.com/forum/$', secure_user_forum) # route with domain with https protocol

There should be some enhancement to decouple hostname from route. For example:

  ('^//(username)\.SETTINGS_DOMAIN_WILDCARDS\.[a-zA-Z]{2-4}/forum/$', user_forum)

Or using some special mark:

  ('^//(?P<username>)(?site)/forum/$', user_forum) # complete with domain from actual Site or RequestSite object
  ('^//(?P<username>)(?site=2)/forum/$', user_forum) # complete with domain with ID 2 from Site object

In reverse functions proper url with hostname should be considered.

I think there is need to more clarify all possible circumstances they can occure before implementing of this feature would be start. It could be nice feature in 1.1 version of Django.

Change History (18)

comment:1 by veena, 16 years ago

There should be (?P<username>) instead of (username) in first two examples.

comment:2 by Adrian Holovaty, 16 years ago

Triage Stage: UnreviewedSomeday/Maybe

comment:3 by (none), 15 years ago

milestone: post-1.0

Milestone post-1.0 deleted

comment:4 by skip, 15 years ago

#5034 may address this issue in that reverse() and consequently {% url %} respect the overridden urlconf.

comment:5 by jshedd, 14 years ago

milestone: 1.2
Owner: changed from nobody to jshedd

comment:6 by Russell Keith-Magee, 14 years ago

milestone: 1.2

comment:7 by mikexstudios, 14 years ago

Cc: mike.huynh+django@… added

comment:8 by jedie, 14 years ago

Cc: jedie added

comment:9 by Gert Van Gool, 14 years ago

Cc: Gert Van Gool added

comment:10 by Florian Apolloner, 14 years ago

Cc: Florian Apolloner added

comment:11 by Luke Plant, 13 years ago

Severity: Normal
Type: New feature

comment:12 by Christopher Grebs, 13 years ago

Cc: cg@… added
Easy pickings: unset

comment:13 by Jannis Leidel, 13 years ago

You might want to have a look at the django-hosts app:

comment:14 by Aymeric Augustin, 12 years ago

UI/UX: unset

Change UI/UX from NULL to False.

comment:15 by Simon Charette, 12 years ago

Cc: charette.s@… added

comment:16 by Aymeric Augustin, 11 years ago

Component: Core (Other)Core (URLs)

comment:17 by Aymeric Augustin, 11 years ago

#16139 was a duplicate.

comment:18 by Aymeric Augustin, 10 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

This has been solved by external apps and I'm happy with that solution.

Django should remain focused on the mainstream use cases.

This one isn't unheard of, but it's hardly common.

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