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A tip for preserving GET arguments with pagination

Author:
achimnol
Posted:
June 24, 2009
Language:
Python
Version:
1.0
Tags:
template get view pagination arguments
Score:
1 (after 4 ratings)

This snippet shows a way to preserve GET arguments with pagination. Many people make mistakes to omit the query arguments besides page arguments for the pagination, and making sure correct may sphagettize your code.

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# In the views

def my_view(request):
    ...
    queries_without_page = request.GET.copy()
    if queries_without_page.has_key('page'):
        del queries_without_page['page']
    ...
    context['queries'] = queries_without_page
    ...

# In the templates

{% for p in page_range %}
    <a href="?{{queries.urlencode}}&amp;page={{p}}"{% ifequal p page %} class="selected"{% endifequal %}>{{p}}</a>
{% empty %}
    <a href="?{{queries.urlencode}}&amp;page=1" class="selected">1</a>
{% endfor %}

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