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Python Flask Basics Welcome to Flask Request args

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Bummer! gaierror: [Errno -2] Name or service not known

from flask import Flask
from flask import request

app = Flask(__name__)

def index(name='Tristan'):
    name = request.arg.get('name', name)
    return "hello from {}".format(name)

app.run(debug=True, port=8000, host='0,0,0,0')

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,989 Points

You have the correct structure, but theses fixes needed;

  • it's request.args.get not "arg"
  • the returned string should be "Hello {}". The checker is picky about improvised code
  • remove app.run command. It is not needed and interferes with the checker
  • add missing route to '/<name'

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!