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[1.6.x] Fixed #16965 -- Clarified Formset can_delete docs.

Thanks gregcorey@ for the suggestion.

Backport of 660c30e from master
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  1. +10 −3 docs/topics/forms/formsets.txt
13 docs/topics/forms/formsets.txt
@@ -413,7 +413,7 @@ happen when the user changes these values::
Default: ``False``
-Lets you create a formset with the ability to delete::
+Lets you create a formset with the ability to select forms for deletion::
>>> from django.forms.formsets import formset_factory
>>> from myapp.forms import ArticleForm
@@ -461,6 +461,13 @@ delete fields you can access them with ``deleted_forms``::
>>> [form.cleaned_data for form in formset.deleted_forms]
[{'DELETE': True, 'pub_date':, 5, 10), 'title': u'Article #1'}]
+If you are using a :class:`ModelFormSet<django.forms.models.BaseModelFormSet>`,
+model instances for deleted forms will be deleted when you call
+````. On the other hand, if you are using a plain ``FormSet``,
+it's up to you to handle ``formset.deleted_forms``, perhaps in your formset's
+``save()`` method, as there's no general notion of what it means to delete a
Adding additional fields to a formset
@@ -559,8 +566,8 @@ If you manually render fields in the template, you can render
-Similarly, if the formset has the ability to order (``can_order=True``), it is possible to render it
-with ``{{ form.ORDER }}``.
+Similarly, if the formset has the ability to order (``can_order=True``), it is
+possible to render it with ``{{ form.ORDER }}``.
Using more than one formset in a view

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