1. Ben Bangert
  2. WebHelpers


WebHelpers / webhelpers / rails / urls.py

URL Helpers
import cgi

from webhelpers.util import html_escape

from routes import url_for, request_config
from javascript import *
import tags

def get_url(url):
    if callable(url):
        return url()
        return url

def url(*args, **kargs):
    Lazily evaluates url_for() arguments
    Used instead of url_for() for functions so that the function will be evaluated
    in a lazy manner rather than at initial function call.
    args = args
    kargs = kargs
    def call():
        return url_for(*args, **kargs)
    return call

def link_to(name, url='', **html_options):
    Creates a link tag of the given ``name`` using an URL created by the set of ``options``.
    See the valid options in the documentation for Routes url_for.
    The html_options has three special features. One for creating javascript confirm alerts where if you pass
    ``confirm='Are you sure?'`` , the link will be guarded with a JS popup asking that question. If the user
    accepts, the link is processed, otherwise not.
    Another for creating a popup window, which is done by either passing ``popup`` with True or the options
    of the window in Javascript form.
    And a third for making the link do a POST request (instead of the regular GET) through a dynamically added
    form element that is instantly submitted. Note that if the user has turned off Javascript, the request will
    fall back on the GET. So its your responsibility to determine what the action should be once it arrives at
    the controller. The POST form is turned on by passing ``post`` as True. Note, it's not possible to use POST
    requests and popup targets at the same time (an exception will be thrown).
        >>> link_to("Delete this page", url(action="destroy", id=4), confirm="Are you sure?")
        >>> link_to("Help", url(action="help"), popup=True)
        >>> link_to("Busy loop", url(action="busy"), popup=['new_window', 'height=300,width=600'])
        >>> link_to("Destroy account", url(action="destroy"), confirm="Are you sure?", post=True)
    if html_options:
        html_options = convert_options_to_javascript(**html_options)
        tag_op = tags.tag_options(**html_options)
        tag_op = ''
    if callable(url):
        url = url()
        url = html_escape(url)
    return "<a href=\"%s\"%s>%s</a>" % (url, tag_op, name or url)

def button_to(name, url='', **html_options):
    Generates a form containing a sole button that submits to the
    URL given by ``url``.  
    Use this method instead of ``link_to`` for actions that do not have the safe HTTP GET semantics
    implied by using a hypertext link.
    The parameters are the same as for ``link_to``.  Any ``html_options`` that you pass will be
    applied to the inner ``input`` element.
    In particular, pass
        disabled = True/False
    as part of ``html_options`` to control whether the button is
    disabled.  The generated form element is given the class
    'button-to', to which you can attach CSS styles for display
    Example 1::
        # inside of controller for "feeds"
        >>> button_to("Edit", url(action='edit', id=3))
        <form method="post" action="/feeds/edit/3" class="button-to">
        <div><input value="Edit" type="submit" /></div>
    Example 2::
        >> button_to("Destroy", url(action='destroy', id=3), confirm="Are you sure?")
        <form method="post" action="/feeds/destroy/3" class="button-to">
        <div><input onclick="return confirm('Are you sure?');" value="Destroy" type="submit" />
    *NOTE*: This method generates HTML code that represents a form.
    Forms are "block" content, which means that you should not try to
    insert them into your HTML where only inline content is expected.
    For example, you can legally insert a form inside of a ``div`` or
    ``td`` element or in between ``p`` elements, but not in the middle of
    a run of text, nor can you place a form within another form.
    (Bottom line: Always validate your HTML before going public.)    
    if html_options:
        convert_boolean_attributes(html_options, ['disabled'])
    confirm = html_options.get('confirm')
    if confirm:
        del html_options['confirm']
        html_options['onclick'] = "return %s;" % confirm_javascript_function(confirm)
    if callable(url):
        ur = url()
        url, name = ur, name or html_escape(ur)
        url, name = url, name or url
    html_options.update(dict(type='submit', value=name))
    return """<form method="post" action="%s" class="button-to"><div>""" % html_escape(url) + \
           tags.tag("input", **html_options) + "</div></form>"

def link_to_unless_current(name, url, **html_options):
    Conditionally create a link tag of the given ``name`` using the ``url``
    If the current request uri is the same as the link's only the name is returned. This is useful
    for creating link bars where you don't want to link to the page currently being viewed.
    return link_to_unless(current_page(url), name, url, **html_options)

def link_to_unless(condition, name, url, **html_options):
    Conditionally create a link tag of the given ``name`` using the ``url``
    If ``condition`` is false only the name is returned.
    if condition:
        return name
        return link_to(name, url, **html_options)

def link_to_if(condition, name, url, **html_options):
    Conditionally create a link tag of the given ``name`` using the ``url`` 
    If ``condition`` is True only the name is returned.
    link_to_unless(not condition, name, url, **html_options)

def parse_querystring(environ):
    source = environ.get('QUERY_STRING', '')
    parsed = cgi.parse_qsl(source, keep_blank_values=True,
    return parsed

def current_page(url):
    Returns true if the current page uri is equivilant to ``url``
    config = request_config()
    environ = config.environ
    curopts = config.mapper_dict.copy()
    if environ.get('REQUEST_METHOD', 'GET') == 'GET':
        if environ.has_key('QUERY_STRING'):
    currl = url_for(**curopts)
    if callable(url):
        return url() == currl
        return url == currl

def convert_options_to_javascript(confirm=None, popup=None, post=None, **html_options):
    if popup and post:
        raise "You can't use popup and post in the same link"
    elif confirm and popup:
        oc = "if (%s) { %s };return false;" % (confirm_javascript_function(confirm), 
    elif confirm and post:
        oc = "if (%s) { %s };return false;" % (confirm_javascript_function(confirm),
    elif confirm:
        oc = "return %s;" % confirm_javascript_function(confirm)
    elif post:
        oc = "%sreturn false;" % post_javascript_function()
    elif popup:
        oc = popup_javascript_function(popup) + 'return false;'
        oc = html_options.get('onclick')
    html_options['onclick'] = oc
    return html_options
def convert_boolean_attributes(html_options, bool_attrs):
    for attr in bool_attrs:
        if html_options.has_key(attr) and html_options[attr]:
            html_options[attr] = attr
        elif html_options.has_key(attr):
            del html_options[attr]

def confirm_javascript_function(confirm):
    return "confirm('%s')" % escape_javascript(confirm)

def popup_javascript_function(popup):
    if isinstance(popup, list):
        return "window.open(this.href,'%s','%s');" % (popup[0], popup[-1])
        return "window.open(this.href);"

def post_javascript_function():
    return "f = document.createElement('form'); document.body.appendChild(f); f.method = 'POST'; f.action = this.href; f.submit();"

__all__ = ['url', 'link_to', 'button_to', 'link_to_unless_current', 'link_to_unless', 'link_to_if',