class View

from django.views.generic import View
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Intentionally simple parent class for all views. Only implements
dispatch-by-method and simple sanity checking.

Attributes

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http_method_names = ['get', 'post', 'put', 'delete', 'head', 'options', 'trace'] View
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Methods

def as_view(cls, **initkwargs): View

Main entry point for a request-response process.
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@classonlymethod
def as_view(cls, **initkwargs):
    """
    Main entry point for a request-response process.
    """
    # sanitize keyword arguments
    for key in initkwargs:
        if key in cls.http_method_names:
            raise TypeError(u"You tried to pass in the %s method name as a "
                            u"keyword argument to %s(). Don't do that."
                            % (key, cls.__name__))
        if not hasattr(cls, key):
            raise TypeError(u"%s() received an invalid keyword %r" % (
                cls.__name__, key))
    def view(request, *args, **kwargs):
        self = cls(**initkwargs)
        if hasattr(self, 'get') and not hasattr(self, 'head'):
            self.head = self.get
        return self.dispatch(request, *args, **kwargs)
    # take name and docstring from class
    update_wrapper(view, cls, updated=())
    # and possible attributes set by decorators
    # like csrf_exempt from dispatch
    update_wrapper(view, cls.dispatch, assigned=())
    return view

def dispatch(self, request, *args, **kwargs): View

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def dispatch(self, request, *args, **kwargs):
    # Try to dispatch to the right method; if a method doesn't exist,
    # defer to the error handler. Also defer to the error handler if the
    # request method isn't on the approved list.
    if request.method.lower() in self.http_method_names:
        handler = getattr(self, request.method.lower(), self.http_method_not_allowed)
    else:
        handler = self.http_method_not_allowed
    self.request = request
    self.args = args
    self.kwargs = kwargs
    return handler(request, *args, **kwargs)

def http_method_not_allowed(self, request, *args, **kwargs): View

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def http_method_not_allowed(self, request, *args, **kwargs):
    allowed_methods = [m for m in self.http_method_names if hasattr(self, m)]
    logger.warning('Method Not Allowed (%s): %s', request.method, request.path,
        extra={
            'status_code': 405,
            'request': self.request
        }
    )
    return http.HttpResponseNotAllowed(allowed_methods)

def __init__(self, **kwargs): View

Constructor. Called in the URLconf; can contain helpful extra
keyword arguments, and other things.
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def __init__(self, **kwargs):
    """
    Constructor. Called in the URLconf; can contain helpful extra
    keyword arguments, and other things.
    """
    # Go through keyword arguments, and either save their values to our
    # instance, or raise an error.
    for key, value in kwargs.iteritems():
        setattr(self, key, value)