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Variables & Functions in Tornado Templates

05 Aug 2012
  • _ (underscore)

    An alias for the locale.translate() function.

  • current_user

    The current_user object as returned by RequestHandler.get_current_user().

  • datetime

    The datetime module. Example: {{ datetime.date.today().year }} returns the current year.

  • escape

    A function that escapes a string so it is valid within XML or XHTML.

  • handler

    The request handler that called the self.render function to process the template. Example: {{handler.static_url(‘foo’)}} will run the static_url function in RequestHandler returning a full URL path, pre-pending static_url.

  • json_encode

    A function that JSON-encodes the given Python object.

  • locale

    The locale value as returned by RequestHandler.get_user_locale().

  • request

    The request object that is passed into the Request Handler.

  • reverse_url

    Given a full module and class (myapp.Homepage) it will look at the handler to URI mapping and return the URL for the given class.

  • squeeze

    A function that replaces all sequences of whitespace chars with a single space.

  • static_url

    The value of the static_url property passed in to the application settings.

  • url_escape

    A function that returns a valid URL-encoded version of the given value.

  • xsrf_form_html

    If using the cross-site forgery protection, this function returns the hidden input field containing the xrsf variable.

From http://gavinroy.com/tornado-tip-of-the-day-38-variables-exposed-i .

You can find more in http://www.tornadoweb.org/documentation/overview.html .