Django Patterns

URLs that live under any prefix


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It’s bad practice to hard code url paths or assume certain paths, for example that my blog app is always going to be under the path /blogs/

Django provides an easy way to abstractly reference a url and its view. All you have to do ...

Is add a url function in front of the pattern and add a name parameter. This allows you to ...

from django.conf.urls.defaults import *

urlpatterns = patterns('',
    url(r'^$', 'coolapp_app.views.index', name='coolapp_index'),
<p>Go to the <a href="{% url coolapp_index %}">Index</a></p>

Retrieve the url using the url template tag or use the reverse function within your code.

from django.core.urlresolvers import reverse
def myview(request):
    return HttpResponseRedirect(reverse('coolapp_index', args=[]))