Nicolas Bouliane

Django DeleteView with AJAX Posted on

The default Django generic DeleteView is not perfectly adapted for AJAX requests. A much simpler AjaxDeleteView can easily be implemented using the same mixins as Django’s generic class-based views:

class AjaxDeleteView(SingleObjectMixin, View):
    Works like DeleteView, but without confirmation screens or a success_url.
    def post(self, *args, **kwargs):
        self.object = self.get_object()
        return HttpResponse(status=204)

This views performs CSRF validation just like the default DeleteView, except it won’t show any confirmation screens and has no need for the success_url attribute.