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[1.5.x] Fixed #19280 -- Raised an explicit exception for the old {% u…

…rl %} syntax.

Backport of 6b8a7ce.
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1 parent f1afd57 commit 8c2f36260e71acb41596004f6abc2ead4c917f6d @aaugustin aaugustin committed
4 django/template/
@@ -398,6 +398,10 @@ def render(self, context):
view_name = self.view_name.resolve(context)
+ if not view_name:
+ raise TemplateSyntaxError("'url' takes requires a non-empty first"
+ " argument. The syntax changed in Django 1.5, see the docs.")
# Try to look up the URL twice: once given the view name, and again
# relative to what we guess is the "main" app. If they both fail,
# re-raise the NoReverseMatch unless we're using the
10 docs/ref/templates/builtins.txt
@@ -1024,6 +1024,16 @@ This will follow the normal :ref:`namespaced URL resolution strategy
<topics-http-reversing-url-namespaces>`, including using any hints provided
by the context as to the current application.
+.. warning::
+ Don't forget to put quotes around the function path or pattern name!
+ .. versionchanged:: 1.5
+ The first paramater used not to be quoted, which was inconsistent with
+ other template tags. Since Django 1.5, it is evaluated according to
+ the usual rules: it can be a quoted string or a variable that will be
+ looked up in the context.
.. templatetag:: verbatim
11 tests/regressiontests/templates/
@@ -19,7 +19,8 @@
from urlparse import urljoin
from django import template
-from django.template import base as template_base, RequestContext, Template, Context
+from django.template import (base as template_base, Context, RequestContext,
+ Template, TemplateSyntaxError)
from django.core import urlresolvers
from django.template import loader
from django.template.loaders import app_directories, filesystem, cached
@@ -364,6 +365,14 @@ def test_url_reverse_no_settings_module(self):
with self.assertRaises(urlresolvers.NoReverseMatch):
+ def test_url_explicit_exception_for_old_syntax(self):
+ # Regression test for #19280
+ t = Template('{% url %}') # not quoted = old syntax
+ c = Context()
+ with self.assertRaisesRegexp(TemplateSyntaxError,
+ "The syntax changed in Django 1.5, see the docs."):
+ t.render(c)
@override_settings(DEBUG=True, TEMPLATE_DEBUG=True)
def test_no_wrapped_exception(self):

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