[Baypiggies] Django | Clean Design Question

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Tue May 12 02:54:53 CEST 2009

>> Now, I have two models, we'll call model1 and model2. And, they both
>> have a name attribute. Because I normalize data, I never do something
>> like "model1.model1_name", but instead "model1.name." But, it's  
>> getting
>> me in trouble.
> Where do the names "model1" and "model2" get created?  (I'm not  
> familiar
> with Django and I don't see where these names come from.)

They are created in the models.py file.

> In similar situations, what I've done in the past is made the forms  
> use
> HTML variable names such as "model1.name" and "model2.name".  I don't
> know how that plays with Django and what kind of parsing you'd need to
> add (if any).

There, unfortunately, are set by the form field attributes (and if I  
use model forms, then they come from the models).

It's all very specific to Django, unfortunately =(

Thanks, though.... :)

I hope you're doing well..

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