Url patterns catching unexpected patterns¶
Consider these patterns,:
... url('edit/', edit_view, ) url('edit/bulk/', edit_bulk_view) ...
So when you try to go to ‘edit/bulk/’ you would get the edit_view, as ‘edit/’ pattern matched ‘edit/bulk/’.
Solution: Always use the smallest pattern which matches.:
... url('^edit/$', edit_view, ) url('^edit/bulk/$', edit_bulk_view) ...
Tip: In most of the cases you should be starting you patterns with ^ and ending it with $.
Urlpatterns failing to catch expected patterns¶
You want to edit posts based on slugs, so you do:
url('^edit/(?P<entry_slug>\w-+)/$', edit_view, )
However this would not catch slugs with - in them.
Solution: Think of the each value the slug can take, if you allow charactors and dashes, the next line would catch all of them.
url(‘^edit/(?P<entry_slug>[w-]+)/$’, edit_view, )