This seems odd, because autoescaping has been on since almost the beginning.
  What actually changed with 1.9?

> On Feb 13, 2018, at 7:53 AM, Bill Torcaso <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have the task of migrating a very old website from Django 1.7 to either 
> Django 1.11 or 2.0, depending on the effort.
> My plan is to go from 1.7 --> 1.8 --> 1.9 -->1.10 --> 1.11, adapting the 
> codebase as I go.  It's been easy enough until I arrive at 1.9, and the 
> change in template-rendering in which "autoescape" defaults to "on".
> Now a lot of my payload is arriving at the browser with my HTML tags escaped. 
>  For example,
>     <button>       gets rendered as        &lt;button&gt;
> I have no argument with the autoescape-on default setting.  But I am unsure 
> how to proceed, and how large the effort will be.  As background, I am a 
> seasoned back-end programmer and a lightweight in HTML and template issues.
> I see these alternatives.  Are there any others?
> Get to the Template Engine object and set its autoescape attribute to "off".  
> This loses the protection that autoescape-on provides, restores the Django 
> 1.8 behavior, and let me proceed with the smallest amount of effort.
> Is this the template engine I need?  "django.core.context_processors.request" 
>  And how do I get to the object?
> Visit all of my HTML files and put "{% autoescape off %}" everywhere.
> I put "{% autoescape off %}" in my base.html, and it partially solved the 
> problem.  But it did not get everything.
> This is a medium amount of effort, and if I make a mistake the users will 
> have a bad experience.
> Visit all of my code and all of my templates, carefully converting into the 
> world of autoescape-on.
> Thanks in advance,
>   ---  Bill Torcaso

Peter of the Norse

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