Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Re: How to I create download link of some file using django

> I am a bit confused about how to set the MEDIA_URL variable here.
> Currently, I am testing the web using Django embedded webserver and
> doesn't have a proper url yet. Should my MEDIA_URL be something
> like... http://my_machine_name:8000/media/

yes, but so in your template you do:

> ### in the template ####

> <a href="{{ MEDIA_URL }}{{ django_file.url }}>download</a>

> <a href="file:///{{ django_file.url }}>download</a>
file:/// will only work on you machine, since file:/// is pointing to a local file

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