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Added a 'permanent' argument the simple.redirect_to() generic view. I…

…t's True by default, to match existing behavior. If set to False, the redirect will be a 302 instead of a 301. This is technically backwards-incompatible if you were using the redirect_to generic view with a format-string key called 'permanent', which is highly, highly unlikely.

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commit b76d7c1decb04cdb7ec363cd589f273952ab789a 1 parent e9b90d9
@adrianholovaty adrianholovaty authored
10 django/views/generic/
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
from django.template import loader, RequestContext
-from django.http import HttpResponse, HttpResponsePermanentRedirect, HttpResponseGone
+from django.http import HttpResponse, HttpResponseRedirect, HttpResponsePermanentRedirect, HttpResponseGone
def direct_to_template(request, template, extra_context=None, mimetype=None, **kwargs):
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@ def direct_to_template(request, template, extra_context=None, mimetype=None, **k
t = loader.get_template(template)
return HttpResponse(t.render(c), mimetype=mimetype)
-def redirect_to(request, url, **kwargs):
+def redirect_to(request, url, permanent=True, **kwargs):
Redirect to a given URL.
@@ -30,8 +30,12 @@ def redirect_to(request, url, **kwargs):
If the given url is ``None``, a HttpResponseGone (410) will be issued.
+ If the ``permanent`` argument is False, then the response will have a 302
+ HTTP status code. Otherwise, the status code will be 301.
if url is not None:
- return HttpResponsePermanentRedirect(url % kwargs)
+ klass = permanent and HttpResponsePermanentRedirect or HttpResponseRedirect
+ return klass(url % kwargs)
return HttpResponseGone()
17 docs/ref/generic-views.txt
@@ -129,14 +129,29 @@ If the given URL is ``None``, Django will return an ``HttpResponseGone`` (410).
* ``url``: The URL to redirect to, as a string. Or ``None`` to raise a 410
(Gone) HTTP error.
+**Optional arguments:**
+ * ``permanent``: Whether the redirect should be permanent. The only
+ difference here is the HTTP status code returned. If ``True``, then the
+ redirect will use status code 301. If ``False``, then the redirect will
+ use status code 302. By default, ``permanent`` is ``True``.
-This example redirects from ``/foo/<id>/`` to ``/bar/<id>/``::
+This example issues a permanent redirect (HTTP status code 301) from
+``/foo/<id>/`` to ``/bar/<id>/``::
urlpatterns = patterns('django.views.generic.simple',
('^foo/(?P<id>\d+)/$', 'redirect_to', {'url': '/bar/%(id)s/'}),
+This example issues a non-permanent redirect (HTTP status code 302) from
+``/foo/<id>/`` to ``/bar/<id>/``::
+ urlpatterns = patterns('django.views.generic.simple',
+ ('^foo/(?P<id>\d+)/$', 'redirect_to', {'url': '/bar/%(id)s/', 'permanent': False}),
+ )
This example returns a 410 HTTP error for requests to ``/bar/``::
urlpatterns = patterns('django.views.generic.simple',
6 tests/modeltests/test_client/
@@ -118,6 +118,12 @@ def test_permanent_redirect(self):
# Check that the response was a 301 (permanent redirect) with absolute URI
self.assertRedirects(response, 'http://django.testserver/test_client/get_view/', status_code=301)
+ def test_temporary_redirect(self):
+ "GET a URL that does a non-permanent redirect"
+ response = self.client.get('/test_client/temporary_redirect_view/')
+ # Check that the response was a 302 (non-permanent redirect)
+ self.assertRedirects(response, 'http://testserver/test_client/get_view/', status_code=302)
def test_redirect_to_strange_location(self):
"GET a URL that redirects to a non-200 page"
response = self.client.get('/test_client/double_redirect_view/')
3  tests/modeltests/test_client/
@@ -8,7 +8,8 @@
(r'^header_view/$', views.view_with_header),
(r'^raw_post_view/$', views.raw_post_view),
(r'^redirect_view/$', views.redirect_view),
- (r'^permanent_redirect_view/$', redirect_to, { 'url': '/test_client/get_view/' }),
+ (r'^permanent_redirect_view/$', redirect_to, {'url': '/test_client/get_view/'}),
+ (r'^temporary_redirect_view/$', redirect_to, {'url': '/test_client/get_view/', 'permanent': False}),
(r'^double_redirect_view/$', views.double_redirect_view),
(r'^bad_view/$', views.bad_view),
(r'^form_view/$', views.form_view),

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