I am creating a small trivia game with Bottle and I am having some trouble.
The page loads, a random trivia question is pulled from the database and appears in the browser, the server automatically attempts to grab the value from the form input when the page first loads, and the input is empty (no surprise there). But if I attempt to enter the answer to the trivia question in the input field, and click submit button, the page reloads, and it gets the next trivia question from the database. My user input never matches the current trivia question, because it is always holding the value to the previous question.
How do I get the value from the user input for that particular database query without the page reloading on submit and generating a new random query?
db.execute("select * from questions order by rand() limit 1")
data = db.fetchall()
guess = ""
name = ""
for d in data:
country_name = d["name"]
guess = request.POST.the_guess.strip()
return bottle.template("temp", data=data)
<form method="POST" action="/game">
<input type="text" name="the_guess">
<input type="submit" value="guess">
Your request view does the same thing whether or not the user submits the form, i.e.
stripthe response if provided.
However, you have to consider two scenarios
To do so, you must pass the question ID as a hidden field so you know what is the correct response.
<form method="POST" action="/game"> <input type="text" name="the_guess"> <input type="submit" value="guess"> <input type="hidden" name="qid" value="YOUR_QUESTION_ID"> </form>
The view code must therefore do something like this (I don't know correct semantics of a Bottle view, so consider this as pseudo-code):
@app.route("/game", method=["POST", "GET"]) def game(db): # Store if user answered last question correctly or not user_feedback = None # See if this view is beng invoked by user submitting an answer if "submit" in request.POST: guess = request.POST.the_guess.strip() qid = request.POST.qid # Lookup DB for answer of question with ID qid. Store it as answer if guess == answer: user_feedback = True else: user_feedback = False # This part will always execute db.execute("select * from questions order by rand() limit 1") data = db.fetchall() for d in data: country_name = d["name"] return bottle.template("temp", data=data, user_feedback=user_feedback)
Based on value of
user_feedback, in your template you can display a "Correct!" or "Wrong :(" message.