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Python Flask Basics Welcome to Flask Request args

non-200 response in Flask Basics challenge

My workspace code functions correctly but when I use the same code for the challenge I keep getting a non-200 response.

I can't spot why there's an error now but not before. Can anyone help point it out?

Previous code from workspace (for reference):

from flask import Flask
from flask import request

app = Flask(__name__)

@app.route('/')
def index(name = "Treehouse"):
  name = request.args.get('name', name)
  return "Hello from {}".format(name)

app.run(debug=True, port=8000, host="0.0.0.0")
flask_app.py
from flask import Flask
from flask import request

app = Flask(__name__)

@app.route('/')
def index(name):
    name = request.args.get('name', name)
    return 'Hello {}'.format(name)
Jeffrey James
Jeffrey James
2,636 Points

Your dict.get fallback value seems like a strange choice here. Typically:

some_dict.get('key_name', 'default_backup') -- think about that maybe?

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,064 Points

Compare your previous answer to your latest code. What happens when index() is called without an argument? What would be the value of name?