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[1.5.X] Fixed #19717 - Removed mentions of "root QuerySet" in docs.

Thanks julien.aubert.mail@ for the report and James Pic for the patch.

Backport of 64d0f89 from master
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  1. +10 −19 docs/topics/db/queries.txt
29 docs/topics/db/queries.txt
@@ -163,10 +163,9 @@ default. Access it directly via the model class, like so::
"record-level" operations.
The :class:`~django.db.models.Manager` is the main source of ``QuerySets`` for
-a model. It acts as a "root" :class:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet` that
-describes all objects in the model's database table. For example,
-``Blog.objects`` is the initial :class:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet` that
-contains all ``Blog`` objects in the database.
+a model. For example, ``Blog.objects.all()`` returns a
+:class:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet` that contains all ``Blog`` objects in
+the database.
Retrieving all objects
@@ -180,20 +179,13 @@ this, use the :meth:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet.all` method on a
The :meth:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet.all` method returns a
:class:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet` of all the objects in the database.
-(If ``Entry.objects`` is a :class:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet`, why can't
-we just do ``Entry.objects``? That's because ``Entry.objects``, the root
-:class:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet`, is a special case that cannot be
-evaluated. The :meth:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet.all` method returns a
-:class:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet` that *can* be evaluated.)
Retrieving specific objects with filters
-The root :class:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet` provided by the
-:class:`~django.db.models.Manager` describes all objects in the database
-table. Usually, though, you'll need to select only a subset of the complete set
-of objects.
+The :class:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet` returned by
+:meth:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet.all` describes all objects in the
+database table. Usually, though, you'll need to select only a subset of the
+complete set of objects.
To create such a subset, you refine the initial
:class:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet`, adding filter conditions. The two
@@ -216,10 +208,9 @@ so::
-We don't have to add an :meth:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet.all` --
-``Entry.objects.all().filter(...)``. That would still work, but you only need
-:meth:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet.all` when you want all objects from the
-root :class:`~django.db.models.query.QuerySet`.
+With the default manager class, it is the same as::
+ Entry.objects.all().filter(pub_date__year=2006)
.. _chaining-filters:

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