Checking if a GET Variable Exists in Django

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2422055/how-to-check-if-request-get-var-is-none

First, check if the request.GET dict contains a parameter named q:

if request.method == 'GET' and 'q' in request.GET:

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Now ensure the variable has a value:

q = request.GET['q']
if q:
# Do processing here

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