How to get the previous url in django

Im askin this again one more time. I'll give the step by step info.

Let's say we're in the about page, the url is There's an email a friend button, when clicked, the url is Then when i clicked the submit button, the referal url will be submitted is Question, how to get the about page url? BTW, im using request.META['HTTP_REFERER'].

Any idea or suggestion? I really need it ASAP.


You could work with the request path attribute and add that to your form's action attribute, like so:

<form method="post" action="/tell-a-friend?return_url={{ request.path }}">

Then, in your tell-a-friend view, HttpResponseRedirect to the return_url query parameter.

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