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META-tag and JavaScript based generic redirect views for maintaining HTTP referrers.

Project description

A simple pluggable Django application that allows maintaining internal HTTP referrers for external links by using META-tag or JavaScript based redirects for interactive user agents (e.g. graphical browers), while falling back to standard HTTP response classes (301 and 302 status codes) for non-interactive clients.

Installation

  1. Add metaredirect to your project’s INSTALLED_APPS settings.
  2. Instead of using django.views.generic.simple.redirect_to or plain HttpResponseRedirect/HttpResponsePermanentRedirect response classes for view responses, use metaredirect.views.redirect_to.

Testing

make test and make test-matrix

Testing in Your Application

To ensure a HTTP 200 redirect is the response for a given request, check the presence and value of the X-Location header in the response for a browser user-agent.

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