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Routing urls.py By Convention

Author:
doconix
Posted:
June 1, 2012
Language:
Python
Version:
1.4
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urls routing
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This is the simple version of a central controller for an app that routes requests by names, thus keeping you from adding a line into urls.py for every, single, page.

Assuming your app name is "account", add the following to your urls.py file:

(r'^account/(?P<path>.*)\.dj(?P<urlparams>/.*)?$', 'account.views.route_request' )

The URL /account/mypage.dj will be routed directly to account.views.py -> process_request__mypage(request, parameters).

You can read more about this on my blog.

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# place this snippet in your app's views.py file.
# it assumes your app is called 'account', so change below as needed

import sys
from django.http import HttpResponse, HttpResponseRedirect, Http404
from django.shortcuts import render_to_response
def route_request(request, path, urlparams):
  parameters = urlparams and urlparams[1:].split('/') or []
  funcname = 'process_request__%s' % path
  try:
    function = getattr(sys.modules[__name__], funcname)
  except AttributeError:
    return render_to_response('account/%s.dj' % path, { 'parameters': parameters })
  return function(request, parameters)

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