I am currently using the following function to get a referring view:
def get_referer_view(request, default=None): referer = request.META.get('HTTP_REFERER') if not referer: return default # remove the protocol and split the url at the slashes referer = re.sub('^https?://', '', referer).split('/') if referer != request.META.get('SERVER_NAME'): return default # add the slash at the relative path's view and finished referer = u'/' + u'/'.join(referer[1:]) return referer
If I redirected the
view as a result of programmatic logic, e.g…
…is there a way to get the referring view without using
HTTP_REFERER so that I can use that variable in the redirected
view? This is not always set in the headers of the browser.
Note because the views are redirected pro grammatically, I can’t use POST to collect the data.
Perhaps its possible to set and retrieve a custom header somehow?