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How can i make a callback event(JSONP) with slim framework

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07 Feb, 2012 09:39 PM

Im trying to make a JSONP call but i cant understand how to pass the 'callback' object.
Is possible to do it with slim framework?

$.getJSON( '/kronos', function(data) {

// do something with data


$app->get('/kronos',function() {

 $arr = array( 'item_id' => 5, 'price' => 88,'quantity' =>'Best');
 echo 'callback'. ' (' . $arr  . ');';


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Josh Lockhart on 07 Feb, 2012 09:52 PM

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    Usually the callback is passed as a query parameter. Assuming the query parameter is called "callback", you can do this:

    $app->get('/foo', function () use ($app) {
        $callback = $app->request()->get('callback');
        $data = array('foo' => 'bar');
        echo sprintf("%s(%s)", $callback, json_encode($data));
  2. 2 Posted by thanos on 07 Feb, 2012 10:28 PM

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    what about the query function. i have to make a refernce of callback in there like this?

    $.getJSON(url+'&callback=?', function(data){


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Josh Lockhart on 07 Feb, 2012 10:45 PM

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    In JS, if you manually construct the URL, you will need to append "?callback=foo". This will return "foo({"foo": "bar"})" in the HTTP response body so it can be eval'd client-side. Usually, I prefer to use jQuery's $.getJSON or $.ajax helpers (making sure the dataType is "jsonp"); in which case, jQuery will append the callback query parameter automatically.

  4. 4 Posted by thanos on 07 Feb, 2012 10:55 PM

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    Thank's for your help Josh. i will work it around tomorrow.

  5. 5 Posted by thanos on 08 Feb, 2012 01:36 PM

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    So this is solved for me.
    I tested on browsers and it retrieves the data perfectly.
    My final code is:

    $.getJSON( URL + '?callback=kronos', function(data) {
       // do something with data
    $app->get('/kronos',function() use ($app)  {
        $callback = $app->request()->get('callback');
        $data = array('foo' => 'bar');
        echo sprintf("%s(%s)", $callback, json_encode($data) );
  6. 6 Posted by hexa2k9 on 12 Feb, 2012 12:19 PM

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    just in case you don't alway need to return jsonp for any of your routes (which is the case for my application) you can put that jsonp wrapping stuff into a separate function.

    This should look about like that:

    function jsonpWrap($jsonp) {
      $app = Slim::getInstance();
      if (($jsonCallback = $app->request()->get('jsoncallback')) !== null) {
        $jsonp = sprintf("%s(%s);", $jsonCallback, $jsonp);
        $app->response()->header('Content-type', 'application/javascript');
      return $jsonp;

    Within your Routes you simply call that function:


    This works for me quite great and it's still possible to just return json.


  7. Andrew Smith closed this discussion on 02 Aug, 2012 11:04 AM.

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