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django-activeurl

Easy-to-use active URL highlighting for Django

by Victor Kovtun

0.2.0 (see all)License:Apache 2.0Categories:Django Syntax Highlighting
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django-activeurl

Easy-to-use active URL highlighting for Django

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Features

  • automatic highlighting of currently active <a> tags via CSS class

  • automatic highlighting of parent <a> tags for menus

  • removes boring / hardcoded stuff from your life!

  • href="#" never causes highlighting for compatibility with techniques such as bootstrap nav.

Usage

After loading the template library via

.. code-block:: html+django

{% load activeurl %}

the following code snippet will be rendered like this if request.full_path() starts with /some_page/:

.. code-block:: html+django

{% activeurl %}
    <ul>
        <li> <!-- this <li> will render as <li class="active"> -->
            <a href="/some_page/">
                some_page
            </a>
        </li>
        <li>
            <a href="/another_page/">
                another_page
            </a>
        </li>
    </ul>
{% endactiveurl %}

Note: The content of {% activeurl %}…{% endactiveurl %} must have valid root tag (i.e. <ul> or <div>, etc) -- otherwise an exception will be raised.

Installation

Python 2.7+, 3.4+ are supported.

  1. Install the stable version using pip::

    pip install django-activeurl
    

    or install the in-development version using pip::

    pip install -e git+git://github.com/hellysmile/django-activeurl#egg=django_activeurl
    
  1. In your settings.py add the following:

    .. code-block:: python

    INSTALLED_APPS = (
        ...
        'django_activeurl',
        ...
    )
    
    TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS = (
        ...
        'django.core.context_processors.request',
        ...
    )
    
  2. The lxml library is required and thus additional libraries need to be installed to build it:

    • Ubuntu::

      sudo apt-get install libxml2 libxml2-dev libxslt-dev build-essential python-dev sudo ldconfig

    • Fedora::

      sudo yum groupinstall 'Development Tools' sudo yum install libxslt-devel libxml2 libxml2-devel python-devel sudo ldconfig

    • MacOS X::

      brew install libxml2 libxslt sudo update_dyld_shared_cache -force

    • Windows: A pre-built lxml binary can be found here <http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/>_

    • Clouds: There's a 99.99% chance that lxml will build out of the box.

Options

Should hierarchical menus be supported? There are two different ways to declare an active status:

  • the starts-with logic toggles the active state if request.get_full_path() starts with the contents of the <a href= attribute.

  • the equals logic toggles the active state if request.get_full_path() is identical to the contents of the <a href= attribute.

You might want to use starts-with logic in hierarchical menus/submenus to not only highlight the current position but also every parent position. So, with request.get_full_path() being /menu/submenu the following snippet will render accordingly:

.. code-block:: html+django

{% activeurl menu="yes" parent_tag="div" %}
    <div>
        <div>  <!-- This will render as <div class="active"> -->
            <a href="/menu/">
                menu
            </a>
            <div>  <!-- This will also render as <div class="active"> -->
                <a href="/menu/submenu/">
                    submenu
                </a>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
{% endactiveurl %}

The equals logic works best for non-hierarchical menus where only those items should be highlighted whose href-attribute perfectly match request.get_full_path():

.. code-block:: html+django

{% activeurl menu="no" parent_tag="div" %}
    <div>
        <div>
            <a href="/menu/">
                menu
            </a>
        </div>
        <div>
            <a href="/menu/submenu/">
                submenu
            </a>
        </div>
    </div>
{% endactiveurl %}

ignore_params ="yes|no" (default: "no")

ignore_params will ignore GET parameters of URLs, e.g. /accounts/login/ will match /accounts/login/?next=/accounts/signup/.

parent_tag ="div|li|self|…" (default: "li")

parent_tag defines that a parent element -- and not the <a> tag itself -- should be declared active when there's a match in URLs. When you need to change the CSS class of the <a> tag, just enter "self".

css_class ="" (default: "active")

Defines what CSS class to add to an active element.

Configuration

The default options can be set in settings.py as well:

.. code-block:: python

ACTIVE_URL_KWARGS = {
    'css_class': 'active',
    'parent_tag': 'li',
    'menu': 'yes',
    'ignore_params': 'no'
}
ACTIVE_URL_CACHE = True
ACTIVE_URL_CACHE_TIMEOUT = 60 * 60 * 24  # 1 day
ACTIVE_URL_CACHE_PREFIX = 'django_activeurl'

By default django-activeurl will try to retrieve a previously rendered HTML node from Django's caching backend before active URLs are looked for and a new HTML tree is built. You can disable the cache with ACTIVE_URL_CACHE = False.

In addition, ACTIVE_URL_CACHE_TIMEOUT can be used to define a timeout for keys to expire. The default value is one day.

The last configuration option is ACTIVE_URL_CACHE_PREFIX (which is django_activeurl by default) and defines which name to use in Django's caching backend.

Tests

::

pip install tox
tox

Jinja2

Vanilla Jinja2 <https://github.com/mitsuhiko/jinja2>_ configuration:

.. code-block:: python

from jinja2 import Environment

from django_activeurl.ext.django_jinja import ActiveUrl


env = Environment(
    extensions=[ActiveUrl]
)

Options can be omitted:

.. code-block:: jinja

{% activeurl css_class="active", menu="yes", parent_tag="li", ignore_params="no" %}
    <ul>
        <li>
            <a href="/page/">page</a>
        </li>
        <li>
            <a href="/other_page/">other_page</a>
        </li>
    </ul>
{% endactiveurl %}

If you're using django-jinja <https://github.com/niwibe/django-jinja>_ you need to load the ActiveUrl in settings.py.

Django 1.8+ Jinja2 environment loader example can be found in tests <https://github.com/hellysmile/django-activeurl/blob/master/tests/jinja_config.py>_.

Background

For building the HTML element tree django-activeurl uses lxml <http://pypi.python.org/pypi/lxml/>, which is one of the best HTML parsing tools around. More info and benchmarks can be found at habrahabr.ru <http://habrahabr.ru/post/163979/> (in russian). Note that there's no content rebuilding inside the template tag when no active URLs are found, so there's no impact on performance.

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