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Fixed #19230 -- Extended the handler403 documentation.

Added a paragraph on how to use the PermissionDenied exception to create a 403
response and use handler403.
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1 parent 095eca8 commit 0546794397130b1574a667d57667bd032bff78d3 @keimlink keimlink committed with apollo13 Nov 3, 2012
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@@ -209,6 +209,17 @@ This view loads and renders the template ``403.html`` in your root template
directory, or if this file does not exist, instead serves the text
"403 Forbidden", as per :rfc:`2616` (the HTTP 1.1 Specification).
+``django.views.defaults.permission_denied`` is triggered by a
+:exc:`~django.core.exceptions.PermissionDenied` exception. To deny access in a
+view you can use code like this::
+ from django.core.exceptions import PermissionDenied
+ def edit(request, pk):
+ if not request.user.is_staff:
+ raise PermissionDenied
+ # ...
It is possible to override ``django.views.defaults.permission_denied`` in the
same way you can for the 404 and 500 views by specifying a ``handler403`` in
your URLconf::

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