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Adding an ajax login form to your project

Assuming you have a project running and using the normal authentification scheme providen by django, it would be nice not to reload the page to show errors about login and password when the login is wrong.

We need to add a specific method to your application's view.py for this example we will call the method loginajax. We simply do a copy / paste from /django/contrib/auth/view.py method login. we will modify the return values.

def loginajax(request):
        manipulator = AuthenticationForm(request)
        redirect_to = request.REQUEST.get(REDIRECT_FIELD_NAME, '')
        if request.POST:
                errors = manipulator.get_validation_errors(request.POST)
                if not errors:
                        if not redirect_to or '://' in redirect_to or ' ' in redirect_to:
                                redirect_to = '/accounts/profile/'
                        request.session[SESSION_KEY] = manipulator.get_user_id()
                        request.session.delete_test_cookie()
                        return HttpResponse(redirect_to)
                else:
                        return HttpResponse("false")

Now let change our urls.py You should still keep the normal r'^login/$' entry and add the new one.

[..]
        (r'^login/$',  'django.contrib.auth.views.login'),
        (r'^login/ajax/$',  'cefinban.views.loginajax'),
[...]

We then need to add the dojo magic to our login page. id = loginForm refers to our <form id="loginform" ..> If you are confused see AjaxDojoFormSub, similar code is more detailed there.

    var sendLoginButton;	
	
    function sendLogin(){
      dojo.io.bind({
                    url: '/login/ajax/',
                    handler:sendLoginCallback,
                    formNode: dojo.byId('loginform'),
                    method: 'POST'  
                });
      // let hide the form
      dojo.byId("loginform").style.display = "none";
      dojo.byId("messagestatus").innerHTML = "<p>Loading ...</p>"; 
    }

    function sendLoginCallback(type, data, evt) {
    if (type == 'error')
        alert('Error when retrieving data from the server!');
    else
    	if (data === "false") {
	    	 dojo.byId("loginform").style.display = ""; 
        	 dojo.byId("messagestatus").innerHTML = "<span id='error'> Your password or username is invalid</span>";
        	 dojo.event.disconnect(sendLoginButton, 'onclick', 'sendLogin');
	         var anim = dojo.lfx.html.highlight("messagestatus", [255, 0, 0], 200).play(100);
	         dojo.event.connect(anim, "onEnd", function() {  dojo.event.connect(sendLoginButton, 'onclick', 'sendLogin'); });
	         
        }
        else {
        	 window.location=data;
        }
    }
  
    function init(){
        sendLoginButton = dojo.byId('loginButton');
        // disable form posting when js used
        var loginForm = dojo.byId('loginform');
        loginForm.onsubmit = function() { return false; }
        dojo.event.connect(sendLoginButton, 'onclick', 'sendLogin');
    }
 
    dojo.addOnLoad(init);

Note you can go further by not redirecting to a login_ok page but updating the appropriate field, like the header part of your page telling you if you are a registred user or not (if you have such a thing).

Demo : http://www.cefinban.net/login

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