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Python Django Basics Test Time Test our article detail template

Heidi Ulrich
Heidi Ulrich
4,624 Points

Why does my second test not pass?

I'm in the second step of this challenge, and worked out the test. I've looked up the Django documentation to see how assertContains works, and it seems I'm doing it right. I don't know if I address the name value correctly, or have set the .pk right. Please help :)

ps. if anyone has helpful documentation on pk's, please link!

import datetime

from django.core.urlresolvers import reverse
from django.test import TestCase

from .models import Article, Writer

class ArticleDetailViewTestCase(TestCase):
    '''Tests for the Article detail view'''

    def setUp(self):
        self.writer = Writer.objects.create(
            name='Kenneth Love',
            bio='Your friendly, local Python teacher'
        self.article = Article.objects.create(
          headline='Article 0',
          content='Something about 0',

    def test_detail_template(self):
        resp = self.client.get(reverse('articles:detail', kwargs={'pk': self.article.pk}))

    def test_detail_template_writer(self):
        resp = self.client.get(reverse('articles:detail', kwargs={'pk': self.article.pk}))
        self.assertContains(resp, resp.context['name'])
{% extends 'base.html' %}

{% block content %}
<h1>{{ article.title }}</h1>
<time>{{ article.publish_date }}</time>
<p>By {{ article.writer.name }}</p>
{{ article.content }}
{% endblock %}
Boris Ivan Barreto
Boris Ivan Barreto
6,838 Points

Hi Heidi,

You just need to change a bit the assertion in the test_detail_template_writer test.

def test_detail_template_writer(self):
    '''Make sure the article writer's name is in the rendered output'''
    resp = self.client.get(reverse('articles:detail', kwargs={'pk': self.article.pk}))
    self.assertContains(resp, self.article.writer.name)

2 Answers

Heidi Ulrich
Heidi Ulrich
4,624 Points

Boris' answer solved this for me.

Heidi Ulrich
Heidi Ulrich
4,624 Points

Hi Boris, thanks - that worked for me! Some times it can be so close, and a decent error would do wonders. :)

Unfortunately I cannot mark your answer as best, as you posted it as a comment. Repost if you like and I will mark it.