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DiggBarMiddleware

Author:
teepark
Posted:
April 9, 2009
Language:
Python
Version:
1.0
Tags:
middleware
Score:
3 (after 3 ratings)

give diggbar users something to think about

(http://daringfireball.net/2009/04/how_to_block_the_diggbar)

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import re

from django.http import HttpResponseRedirect


class DiggBarMiddleware(object):
    diggbar_regex = re.compile("http://digg.com/\w{1,8}/?")
    rickroll = "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0"

    def process_request(self, request):
        if self.diggbar_regex.match(request.META.get('HTTP_REFERER', '')):
            return HttpResponseRedirect(self.rickroll)

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Comments

webology (on April 9, 2009):

Fantastic idea!

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romain-hardouin (on April 10, 2009):

diggbar is a kinda "back to the future", it just sucks.

Nice snippet but what the hell is this song ! lol

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izibi (on April 10, 2009):

The code is wrong!

Line 11 should be:

if 'HTTP_REFERER' in request.META and self.diggbar_regex.match(request.META['HTTP_REFERER']):

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teepark (on April 10, 2009):

nice catch izibi, thanks. fixed

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