Jad S Jad S - 5 months ago 24
Python Question

Django DRF: Default URL always gets trigered first instead of route.url

I have a very simple Django Rest Framework application, my

looks like the following

router = routers.DefaultRouter()
router.register(r'activity-list', activities.views.ArticleViewSet)

urlpatterns = [

url(r'^admin/', admin.site.urls),

url(r'^api/', include(router.urls, namespace='api')),

] + static(settings.MEDIA_URL, document_root=settings.MEDIA_ROOT)

# Base/default URL, when all else fails
urlpatterns += [
url(r'', TemplateView.as_view(template_name='index.html')),

When I run the url
, the route that comes from the DRF router never gets reached. The server always seems to give precedence to the default URL, and
is always rendered.

However, if I change the Default URL to:

# Base/default URL, when all else fails
urlpatterns += [
url(r'BLABLABLA', TemplateView.as_view(template_name='index.html')),

Only then are the DRF routes reachable. This is what makes me think it's a precedence issue. The DRF routes are working, they just always get beaten by the default URL.

I've tried variants suggested in the DRF docs, without luck, such as :

works fine, which is why I suspect that it has to do with the DRF router in particular.

But the same thing keeps happening. How can I make my DRF routes reachable while maintaining a default route for the server to land on?

Update: So I've found that adding a trailing slash to the api URL causes it to work. This has led me to these two (1 and 2) questions.


Finally figured it out. According to the DRF docs:

By default the URLs created by SimpleRouter are appended with a trailing slash. This behavior can be modified by setting the trailing_slash argument to False when instantiating the router. For example:

router = SimpleRouter( trailing_slash = False )

Having set this as the setting of the router and transformed my route to r'activity-list', it now works with or without the trailing slash.