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Django Middleware for HTTP Method Override Form Params & Header

Project Description

Django Method Override

Django middleware that overrides the HTTP method through either a `_method` form param (Ruby on Rails style) or the X-HTTP-Method-Override header.


1. Install via pip:

$ pip install django-method-override

2. Add the `MethodOverrideMiddleware` **after** Django's `CsrfViewMiddleware`:

# ...
# ...

3. Add `method_override` to your `INSTALLED_APPS`:

# ...


Use the provided template tag in your form to add the desired form:

{% load method_override %}
<form action="{% url 'post-detail' %}" method="POST">
{% csrf_token %}
{% method_override 'PUT' %}

Now, you may use `put` in you Class-based views. Django Method Override will even copy over the form data to `request.PUT`:

class PostView(View):
def put(self, request):
form = Form(request.PUT)
# ...

The X-HTTP-Method-Override header is also supported. So for the above view, this will work too:

'headers': {'X-HTTP-Method-Override': 'PUT'},
'type': 'POST',
'url': 'http://localhost:8000/posts/1/',
// ...


Django Method Override can be customized from your Django `` file:


A list of the allowed methods for overriding. Defaults to:



The form param key used to override the method. Defaults to `'_method'`.


The HTTP header to check. Defaults to `'HTTP_X_HTTP_METHOD_OVERRIDE'`


The string tempalte used to render the input for the form param. It will based to kwargs, `name` and `value`. Defaults to:

'<input type="hidden" name="{name}" value="{value}">'


Copyright (c) 2013 [LocalMed, Inc.]( See LICENSE for details.

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