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Slightly better media path tag

Author:
ubernostrum
Posted:
April 23, 2007
Language:
Python
Version:
.96
Tags:
template tag media simple_tag
Score:
9 (after 9 ratings)

A slightly improved version of snippet #195 which keeps the logic but makes use of the simple_tag decorator to drastically simplify the code.

For an alternative to this sort of tag, check out the media context processor in my template_utils app.

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from django.conf import settings
from django.template import Library

def media_path(path):
    import urlparse
    import os.path
    if os.path.exists(os.path.join(settings.MEDIA_ROOT, path)):
        return urlparse.urljoin(settings.MEDIA_URL, path)
    return ''

register = Library()
register.simple_tag(media_path)

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Comments

timnik (on July 18, 2008):

This is now obsolete. You only need to import RequestContext in your views:

from django.templates import RequestContext

And then add a context_instance to your render_to_response, like so:

return render_to_response('main/main.html', {"variable": 0}, context_instance=RequestContext(request))

You can now access the media url anywhere with {{ MEDIA_URL }}

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