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[1.3.X] Fixes #16532 -- Clearer explanation of how the test client ex…

…pects HTTP headers to be passed. Thanks for the patch, Ricardo Bánffy.

Backport of r16554 from trunk.

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@@ -710,6 +710,15 @@ arguments at time of construction:
details view, which is a good way to test code paths that use the
:meth:`django.http.HttpRequest.is_ajax()` method.
+ .. admonition:: CGI specification
+ The headers sent via ``**extra`` should follow CGI_ specification.
+ For example, emulating a different "Host" header as sent in the
+ HTTP request from the browser to the server should be passed
+ as ``HTTP_HOST``.
+ .. _CGI:
If you already have the GET arguments in URL-encoded form, you can
use that encoding instead of using the data argument. For example,
the previous GET request could also be posed as::

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