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`'settings' is undefined` in custom template?

asked 2012-02-18 10:53:36 -0600

piskvorky gravatar image

updated 2012-02-18 10:56:46 -0600

I see the askbot templates use constructs like {% if settings.BLABLA %}.

From what I understand, the settings var should always be present, from askbot.context.application_settings, right?

But when I try to use {% if settings.XYZ %} in my own skin widgets, I get

Exception Type: UndefinedError
Exception Value:   'settings' is undefined

How can that be? I would post more info but don't know what could be relevant to this.

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answered 2012-02-18 11:06:20 -0600

Evgeny gravatar image

I did disable settings injection into non-askbot views to reduce impact of askbot on other apps. Just add template settings directly in your view. If you are not comfortable with handpicking the settings for the templates - copy a snippet from /askbot/ to load all the livesettings at once.

IMO it was a poor idea to put settings into the template context processor, because it slows down everything in the django project even apps that have nothing to do with askbot. I am thinking of completely moving to manually populating the template context in each view.

We are now focusing on improving performance of the app now, so cutting that fat where possible.

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That makes sense in the future, but how did you disable it now? I still see askbot.context.application_settings in the context processors (using askbot from jan 11).

piskvorky gravatar imagepiskvorky ( 2012-02-18 12:01:34 -0600 )edit

hah, yes disabling only works if askbot is installed on a sub-url like /forum. For you all you are missing is probably the RequestContext for the view, no?

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-02-18 12:07:43 -0600 )edit

No, actually I found the problem was with macros -- the context is not being passed. For now I replaced the macros indirection with a simple direct {% include %}, I'll have to read more about how macros work later.

piskvorky gravatar imagepiskvorky ( 2012-02-18 12:34:02 -0600 )edit

In macros you only see the variables that you give explicitly. They do not receive the template context, so this is an expected behavior.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-02-19 11:32:30 -0600 )edit

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