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[1.5.X] Fixed #15968 - Noted that readonly_fields are excluded from t…

…he ModelForm

Backport of a386675 from master
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  1. +5 −3 docs/ref/contrib/admin/index.txt
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8 docs/ref/contrib/admin/index.txt
@@ -816,9 +816,11 @@ subclass::
By default the admin shows all fields as editable. Any fields in this
option (which should be a ``list`` or ``tuple``) will display its data
- as-is and non-editable. Note that when specifying :attr:`ModelAdmin.fields`
- or :attr:`ModelAdmin.fieldsets` the read-only fields must be present to be
- shown (they are ignored otherwise).
+ as-is and non-editable; they are also excluded from the
+ :class:`~django.forms.ModelForm` used for creating and editing. Note that
+ when specifying :attr:`ModelAdmin.fields` or :attr:`ModelAdmin.fieldsets`
+ the read-only fields must be present to be shown (they are ignored
+ otherwise).
If ``readonly_fields`` is used without defining explicit ordering through
:attr:`ModelAdmin.fields` or :attr:`ModelAdmin.fieldsets` they will be
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