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[1.2.X] Altered the behavior of URLField to avoid a potential DOS vector, and to avoid potential leakage of local filesystem data. A security announcement will be made shortly.

Backport of r16760 from trunk.

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 class URLField(CharField):
     description = _("URL")
-    def __init__(self, verbose_name=None, name=None, verify_exists=True, **kwargs):
+    def __init__(self, verbose_name=None, name=None, verify_exists=False, **kwargs):
         kwargs['max_length'] = kwargs.get('max_length', 200)
         CharField.__init__(self, verbose_name, name, **kwargs)


-.. class:: URLField([verify_exists=True, max_length=200, **options])
+.. class:: URLField([verify_exists=False, max_length=200, **options])
 A :class:`CharField` for a URL. Has one extra optional argument:
     validating a URL being served by the same server will hang. This should not
     be a problem for multithreaded servers.
+.. versionchanged:: 1.2
+    The default value of ``verify_exists`` has been changed to
+    ``False``. This argument should not be set to ``True`` because it
+    has security and performance problems.
 The admin represents this as an ``<input type="text">`` (a single-line input).
 Like all :class:`CharField` subclasses, :class:`URLField` takes the optional


         mtv = ModelToValidate(number=10, name='Some Name', url='not a url')
         self.assertFieldFailsValidationWithMessage(mtv.full_clean, 'url', [u'Enter a valid value.'])
-    def test_correct_url_but_nonexisting_gives_404(self):
-        mtv = ModelToValidate(number=10, name='Some Name', url='')
-        self.assertFieldFailsValidationWithMessage(mtv.full_clean, 'url', [u'This URL appears to be a broken link.'])
-    def test_correct_url_value_passes(self):
-        mtv = ModelToValidate(number=10, name='Some Name', url='')
-        self.assertEqual(None, mtv.full_clean()) # This will fail if there's no Internet connection
     def test_text_greater_that_charfields_max_length_eaises_erros(self):
         mtv = ModelToValidate(number=10, name='Some Name'*100)
         self.assertFailsValidation(mtv.full_clean, ['name',])
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