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Python Flask Basics Templates and Static Files Template Inheritance

Wouldn't ending the title block before "Flask Basics" do the same thing as using super?

Wouldn't ending the title block before "Flask Basics" do the same thing as using super?

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,464 Points

Hey Megan Weber, that's an interesting point. Yes, The "Flask Basics" could have been placed outside of the {% block title %} {% endblock %} in the layout template so it appears everywhere. The downside is would be less flexibility.

With the prescribed setup in the video, by placing the "Flask Basics" within the title block of the layout.html template, the string becomes an optional default. If a page wishes to include "Flask Basics", it includes a super() call to capture what was in the template block before it is overwritten by the page extending layout.html. If a page wishes to ignore the template block contents, simply drop the super() call.

Post back if you have more questions. Good luck!!