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Slim response json

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24 Mar, 2012 02:16 AM

Slim is great, but there is something I don't understand.

Right now when my route is called, I use :

Slim::getInstance()->response()->header('Content-Type', 'application/json');
Slim::getInstance()->response()->body(json_encode( $result)));

I could also do :
header('Content-Type: application/json');
echo json_encode( $result);

but it's kind of lame, no ? I should be able to do something like :
And Slim should detect that he have to encode using json ?
Or better grab that for request header and act accordingly ?

Am I missing something here ?

  1. 1 Posted by uwe.d.wagner on 24 Mar, 2012 11:48 AM

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    Try this:

    $app = Slim::getInstance();
    echo '{"something": ' . json_encode($result) . '}';

    or use a template with $app->render('')

  2. 2 Posted by Hugues on 24 Mar, 2012 08:27 PM

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    @Uwe, yeah thx for your answer, i tried using render with a json formatting template (receveive a result as data and do echo json_encode($data)), but my point is result encoding shouln't be the concern of the app logic, it should be the RESTFul layer responsability, no ?

  3. 3 Posted by uwe.d.wagner on 25 Mar, 2012 10:38 AM

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    Oh, you are talking about content negotiation.
    By the way there is another thread who adresses the subject: who

  4. 4 Posted by hugues on 26 Mar, 2012 04:53 PM

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    thx man, not happy with this solution either. i guess custom route after dispatch with custom view is my solution.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Josh Lockhart on 26 Mar, 2012 06:13 PM

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    Content negotiation is in the works. No ETA yet.

  6. 6 Posted by hugues on 26 Mar, 2012 08:40 PM

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    @josh, thx !

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Josh Lockhart on 26 Mar, 2012 08:41 PM

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    Cool. Closing this out.

  8. Josh Lockhart closed this discussion on 26 Mar, 2012 08:41 PM.

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