1. Jason Moiron
  2. django-selector


django-selector is a custom url pattern parser for Django that is based off of Luke Arno's Selector for WSGI. It is designed to simplify the writing and reading of url patterns by providing recipes for frequently used patterns. django-selector's parser ignores classic regex based url patterns, so if you require the flexibility of regexes you needn't jump through registration hoops for a one-off url pattern. Using these named patterns in your urls.py clarifies what they are matching as well as how they are matching it:

(r'^/(?P<name>[a-zA-Z0-9\-]+)/(?P<foos>\d*.?\d+)/$', 'index', {}, 'foo-index'))


(r'/{name:slug}/{foos:number}/', 'index', {}, 'foo-index'))

You can install django-selector with pip:

pip install django-selector

You can fork django-selector from its hg repository:

hg clone http://bitbucket.org/jmoiron/django-selector

You can also read the full release documentation.