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Python Django Basics Django Templates Writer view

Cant spot the mistake

Hello what's wrong with my code and what {'article': article} stand for why do I need them

from django.shortcuts import render

from .models import Article, Writer

def article_list(request):
    articles = Article.objects.all()
    return render(request, 'articles/article_list.html', {'articles': articles})

def writer_detail(request,pk):
    writer_detail = Writer.objects.get(pk=pk)
    return render(request, 'articles/writer_detail.html' {'writer': writer})

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,968 Points

You're very close, but I see two issues:

  • the result of the "get" is assigned to "writer_detail" but referenced later as just "writer"
  • the "render" call is missing a comma to separate the second and third arguments

The optional third argument to "render" is a dictionary of values to add to the template context. In this case, the dictionary is defining "articles" (using the results of the call to ".objects.all()") which we can assume is referenced in the template file. The template itself is not shown in the challenge since it's not needed to accomplish the objective.

See the Django documentation for more details.

what {'article': article} stand for why do I need them