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make templates fail loudly in dev

Author:
showell
Posted:
May 12, 2009
Language:
Python
Version:
1.0
Tags:
template debugging
Score:
-1 (after 1 ratings)

Add the line shown, or something similar, to your settings/dev.py, so that you can more clearly see when django is silently hiding errors in your template tags.

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TEMPLATE_STRING_IF_INVALID = 'XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'

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Comments

romain-hardouin (on May 13, 2009):

Don't forget that you can insert '%s' as a placeholder for the template variable name. It's usefull to pinpoint bugs. For instance :

TEMPLATE_STRING_IF_INVALID = '{{ %s }}'

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showell (on May 14, 2009):

Thanks for the tip! I was not aware of that.

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