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Python Flask Basics Welcome to Flask Clean URL Arguments

Hasan Ahmad
Hasan Ahmad
6,726 Points

I don't understand what the angle brackets do

I don't understand what the angle brackets do to the route

def index(name='Treehouse'):
    return 'hello {}'.format(name)

1 Answer

Wolfgang Warneke
Wolfgang Warneke
10,845 Points

It passes the values at their relative positions of the HTTP request as arguments in the associated view function.

def shout(parameter_one, parameter_two):
    '''prints two strings in all caps'''
    return (parameter_one + " " + parameter_two).upper()

Http request: http://addressforyourapp.com/shout/argument1/argument2

Result on page: ARGUMENT1 ARGUMENT2

URL route registrations in the docs for more

Tutorialspoint material about it also

Hope this helps out