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Fixed #1569 -- HttpResponse now accepts iterators. Thanks, Maniac

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     Eugene Lazutkin <>
     Martin Maney <>
-    Maniac <>
     Petar Marić
     J. Rademaker
     Brian Ray <>
     Oliver Rutherfurd <>
+    Ivan Sagalaev (Maniac) <>
     David Schein
     Radek Švarz <>


     for c in http_response.cookies.values():
         mod_python_req.headers_out.add('Set-Cookie', c.output(header=''))
     mod_python_req.status = http_response.status_code
-    mod_python_req.write(http_response.get_content_as_string(settings.DEFAULT_CHARSET))
+    for chunk in http_response.iterator:
+        mod_python_req.write(chunk)
 def handler(req):
     # mod_python hooks into this function.


         response_headers = response.headers.items()
         for c in response.cookies.values():
             response_headers.append(('Set-Cookie', c.output(header='')))
-        output = [response.get_content_as_string(settings.DEFAULT_CHARSET)]
         start_response(status, response_headers)
-        return output
+        return response.iterator


         # Use ETags, if requested.
         if settings.USE_ETAGS:
-            etag =
+            etag =
             if request.META.get('HTTP_IF_NONE_MATCH') == etag:
                 response = httpwrappers.HttpResponseNotModified()


         cache_timeout = settings.CACHE_MIDDLEWARE_SECONDS
     now = datetime.datetime.utcnow()
     if not response.has_header('ETag'):
-        response['ETag'] ='utf8')).hexdigest()
+        response['ETag'] =
     if not response.has_header('Last-Modified'):
         response['Last-Modified'] = now.strftime('%a, %d %b %Y %H:%M:%S GMT')
     if not response.has_header('Expires'):


         cookiedict[key] = c.get(key).value
     return cookiedict
-class HttpResponse:
+class HttpResponse(object):
     "A basic HTTP response, with content and dictionary-accessed headers"
     def __init__(self, content='', mimetype=None):
+        from django.conf.settings import DEFAULT_CONTENT_TYPE, DEFAULT_CHARSET
+        self._charset = DEFAULT_CHARSET
         if not mimetype:
-            from django.conf.settings import DEFAULT_CONTENT_TYPE, DEFAULT_CHARSET
             mimetype = "%s; charset=%s" % (DEFAULT_CONTENT_TYPE, DEFAULT_CHARSET)
-        self.content = content
-        self.headers = {'Content-Type':mimetype}
+        if hasattr(content, '__iter__'):
+            self.iterator = content
+            self._is_string = False
+        else:
+            self.iterator = [content]
+            self._is_string = True
+        self.headers = {'Content-Type': mimetype}
         self.cookies = SimpleCookie()
         self.status_code = 200
         except KeyError:
-    def get_content_as_string(self, encoding):
-        """
-        Returns the content as a string, encoding it from a Unicode object if
-        necessary.
-        """
-        if isinstance(self.content, unicode):
-            return self.content.encode(encoding)
-        return self.content
+    def _get_content(self):
+        content = ''.join(self.iterator)
+        if isinstance(content, unicode):
+            content = content.encode(self._charset)
+        return content
+    def _set_content(self, value):
+        self.iterator = [value]
+        self._is_string = True
+    content = property(_get_content, _set_content)
     # The remaining methods partially implement the file-like object interface.
     # See
     def write(self, content):
-        self.content += content
+        if not self._is_string:
+            raise Exception, "This %s instance is not writable" % self.__class__
+        self.iterator.append(content)
     def flush(self):
     def tell(self):
-        return len(self.content)
+        if not self._is_string:
+            raise Exception, "This %s instance cannot tell its position" % self.__class__
+        return sum(len(chunk) for chunk in self.iterator)
 class HttpResponseRedirect(HttpResponse):
     def __init__(self, redirect_to):


     Instantiates an ``HttpResponse`` object with the given page content (a
     string) and MIME type. The ``DEFAULT_MIME_TYPE`` is ``"text/html"``.
+    **New in Django development version:** ``content`` can be an iterator
+    instead of a string. This iterator should return strings, and those strings
+    will be joined together to form the content of the response.
 ``__setitem__(header, value)``
     Sets the given header name to the given value. Both ``header`` and
     ``value`` should be strings.
     Returns the content as a Python string, encoding it from a Unicode object
-    if necessary.
+    if necessary. **Removed in Django development version.**
+    **New in Django development version.** Returns the content as a Python
+    string, encoding it from a Unicode object if necessary. Note this is a
+    property, not a method, so use ``r.content`` instead of ``r.content()``.
 ``write(content)``, ``flush()`` and ``tell()``
     These methods make an ``HttpResponse`` instance a file-like object.
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