I have written a plugin that sends a signal to activate my code. However, it doesn't send the user-request object to my code. I am looking for a way to retrieve the current request without modifying the main application. I cannot find any documentation related to global request (like
As I know it, you define your Django view using a number of methods like:
def detail(request, some_param): # [...]
request contains information about the HTTP request.
request.META['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'] for example, returns the client's IP address.
If your plugin has something to do with requests, its classes and function probably will be instantiated/called from your view. This means you need to pass it the current
request object, as it makes no sense to have a global request object around.
In PHP, this is possible, as every request causes the whole code to be executed from scratch, but in Django requests are dispatched by a server and passed around in the framework using
HttpRequest objects. Also refer to this part of the Django documentation for more information.