In case this bites someone else like it bit more and chewed off many many minutes of debugging time.

If you ever get weird columns in your Django Administration interface, I now know why that happens. See this screenshot example:

Messed up columns in Django Admin

This happens when you've defined a TEMPLATE_STRING_IF_INVALID in your settings.py. I always put in my local_settings.py this line:

TEMPLATE_STRING_IF_INVALID = '{{ %s }}'

So that I can quickly see which variable references in template code is potential typos. I'm not a big fan of the implicit magic of equating absence to False/None so I try to avoid the confusion altogether.

Michael - 22 October 2009 [«« Reply to this]
Thanks a lot, Peter.
This saves me hours of looking for the mistake ;)

Regards from Hamburg, Germany
Michael


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