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Hours of Operation Middleware

Author:
andrew
Posted:
March 10, 2009
Language:
Python
Version:
1.0
Tags:
middleware hours closed
Score:
0 (after 2 ratings)

Middleware for implementing "hours of operation" for a website. In use (as configured here) on http://ianab.com/.

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from datetime import datetime
from django.shortcuts import render_to_response

TIME_OPEN = (9, 0) # 9am and 0 minutes
TIME_CLOSED = (12 + 8, 0) # 8pm and 0 minutes

class HoursOfOperationMiddleware(object):
    def process_request(self, request):
        # Slice [3:5] of a timetuple is the hours and minutes
        if not TIME_OPEN <= datetime.now().timetuple()[3:5] < TIME_CLOSED:
            return render_to_response('hoursofoperation/closed.html')

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Comments

buriy (on March 13, 2009):
<p>How comes this can be a useful thing for the whole site?! :)</p>

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andrew (on December 7, 2009):
<p>It lets the server rest so it can be in a better mood the next day.</p>

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