Sure, I'll go through the list of url tickets on Trac. 

The key difference with #11642 is "default". What I propose is that 
specifies the app_name, period. The only reason to change app_name is 
conflicting app names, and there are easy workarounds that I feel shouldn't 
be part of the API itself. The namespace would be specified in include(), 
and default to the app_name. 

Op donderdag 28 mei 2015 15:37:20 UTC+2 schreef Tim Graham:
> Point 1 sounds like -- and 
> that ticket says it may be superseded by 
> Could you review those 
> tickets as well as the others in the "Core (URLs)" component of Trac? It 
> would be good if you could assign yourself any tickets that your project 
> will address.
> On Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:58:00 PM UTC-4, Marten Kenbeek wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> URL namespaces have a few quirks that make them a bit difficult to use 
>> and understand. I hope to create a patch that clears up these issues. 
>> First up: the distinction between an application namespace and an 
>> instance namespace. The docs say on the application namespace:
>> This describes the name of the application that is being deployed. Every 
>>> instance of a single application will have the same application namespace.
>> And on the instance namespace: 
>> This identifies a specific instance of an application. Instance 
>>> namespaces should be unique across your entire project. However, an 
>>> instance namespace can be the same as the application namespace. This is 
>>> used to specify a default instance of an application. 
>> The current implementation requires that both are specified in the same 
>> place: either in the included url configuration by returning a 3-tuple, or 
>> in the including url configuration through the arguments to include(). The 
>> first case generally does not allow multiple deployments of the same app, 
>> unless the included url configuration contains specific logic to return 
>> different instance namespaces. The second case does not in any way enforce 
>> that multiple deployments in fact have the same application namespace. 
>> I'd like to get the semantics and the implementation in line, and provide 
>> one obvious way to specify namespaces. Including a set of url patterns 
>> under a namespace involves two parts: the including urlconf that calls 
>> include(), and the included urlconf that is imported by include(). The 
>> first is a specific deployment of the imported urlconf; the second is a 
>> single app. 
>> The obvious way as I see it would be to specify the application namespace 
>> in the app, and specify the instance namespace as a parameter to include(). 
>> This enforces the single application namespace for a single set of 
>> patterns, and allows any end-user to specify the instance namespace on a 
>> per-instance basis. To take the admin as an example:
>> would return a 2-tuple: (patterns, 'admin'), where 
>> 'admin' is the application namespace. (An alternative to a 2-tuple could be 
>> an object with urlpatterns and app_name attributes.)
>> To include the admin instance, use include(, 
>> namespace='admin'). This is the instance namespace. If left out, it could 
>> default to be the same as the app name.
>> After a deprecation period, it would be an error to specify an instance 
>> namespace if there is no application namespace. This is to ensure that the 
>> app can always reverse its own urls using <app_name>:<view_name> if it 
>> specifies an application namespace, and using <view_name> if it doesn't. 
>> (Setting and app_name would technically still be possible by passing a 
>> hardcoded (patterns, app_name) tuple, just not as an advertised feature.)
>> The second point is about nested namespace handling and current_app. 
>> At the moment, current_app is looking for an exact namespace match. 
>> Unlike the namespaced view path, it is not split into namespace parts using 
>> current_app.split(':'). Take the following (fictional) urlpatterns:
>> blog_patterns = [
>>     url(r'^comments-one/', include('comments.urls', 'comments-one', 
>> 'comments')),
>>     url(r'^comments-two/', include('comments.urls', 'comments-two', 
>> 'comments')),
>> ]
>> urlpatterns = [
>>     url(r'^blog-one/', include(blog_patterns, 'blog-one', 'blog')),
>>     url(r'^blog-two/', include(blog_patterns, 'blog-two', 'blog')),
>> ]
>> Because of how current_app is handled, it is now impossible to reverse 
>> patterns in 'blog-one:comments-one:' using current_app. To select 
>> 'blog-one', the current app needs to be the string 'blog-one', but to 
>> select 'comments-one', it needs to be 'comments-one'. The only solution is 
>> to hardcode at least one of the instance namespaces in the namespaced view 
>> path. This also means that setting request.current_app to 
>> request.resolver_match.namespace, as recommended in the docs, does not work 
>> if you have nested namespaces. 
>> The ResolverMatch object also has some inconsistent behaviour for 
>> app_name. resolver_match.namespace is the full namespace path, i.e. 
>> 'blog-one:comments-one' (with resolver_match.namespaces a list of 
>> individual namespaces, i.e. ['blog-one', 'comments-one']), but 
>> resolver_match.app_name is the outer-most app_name, in this case 
>> 'blog-one', with no trace whatsoever of the full app_name path. 
>> To illustrate how I would see it end up eventually (after the deprecation 
>> cycle), I've created a branch at 
>> I feel these changes are 
>> fairly straightforward, but any comments are appreciated. 
>> Marten

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