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Django: Current Page Middleware
Current Page Middleware.
This module provides a middleware that implements a mechanism to
highlight a link pointing to the current URL.
Thanks @davidbgk and @samueladam for improvements & optimizations
import re
from django.conf import settings
from django.utils.safestring import mark_safe
CLASS = getattr(settings, 'CURRENT_PAGE_CLASS', 'current_page')
CLASS_RE = re.compile(r"""(\bclass\s*=\s*(['"]))""", re.IGNORECASE)
HREF_RE = re.compile(r"""(<a\W[^>]*\bhref\s*=\s*
HTML_TYPES = ('text/html', 'application/xhtml+xml')
class CurrentPageMiddleware(object):
Middleware that post-processes a response to add a
class 'current_page' to a link if its href attribute
matches the current URL.
def process_response(self, request, response):
path = request.get_full_path()
if path.endswith('/'):
paths = [path, path[:-1]]
paths = [path, path + '/']
if response['Content-Type'].split(';')[0] in HTML_TYPES:
def add_current_page_class(match):
"""Returns the matched <a href="..."> tag with
class="current_page """
tag =
if in paths:
has_class =
if has_class:
tokens = CLASS_RE.split(tag)
new_tag = ''.join(tokens[:2]) + '%s ' % CLASS + \
''.join([t for t in tokens[2:] \
if t not in ('"', "'")])
new_tag = tag[:-1] + ' class="%s">' % CLASS
return mark_safe(new_tag)
return tag
response.content = HREF_RE.sub(add_current_page_class,
return response
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