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import json
from django.http import HttpResponse
class JSONResponseMixin(object):
# a mixin that can be used to render a JSON response
response_class = HttpResponse
def render_to_response(self, context, **response_kwargs):
# returns a JSON response, transforming 'context' to make the payload
response_kwargs['content_type'] = 'application/json'
return self.response_class(self.convert_context_to_json(context), **response_kwargs)
def convert_context_to_json(self, context):
# this would need to be a bit more complex if we're dealing with more complicated variables
return json.dumps(context)
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