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Python Django Forms Inlines and Media Inline Model Formset

use of {{ form.id }} in the 'question_form.html'

What is the use of the variable {{ form.id }} in the 'question_form'.html? For some reason, when i remove the {{ form.id }} from the template, the save and delete functionality stops working, why is that??

1 Answer

Kyle Knapp
Kyle Knapp
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I haven't done this particular lesson myself, so this is just a guess, but {{ form.id }} is probably being used as a unique reference number for each form to keep track of which form to delete or update. If you remove that reference number, I'm guessing the client has no way of knowing which form is which, so it doesn't know what form data to save or delete.

Again, this is just a guess, anyone with more understanding of Django please feel free to correct me.