Anax Response module, to create a HTTP response.

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Anax Response module to send HTTP responses.

The module is used to send a HTTP response from the Anax framework, including status code, headers, and body.

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Class, interface, trait

The following classes, interfaces and traits exists.

Class, interface, trait Description
Anax\Response\Response Wrapper class for response details and related.
Anax\Response\ResponseUtility Extends the Request class to be injectable with $id to enable easy to use redirect methods.


Module specific exceptions are thrown through Anax\Response\Exception.

Configuration file

There is no configuration file for this module.

DI service

The module is created as a framework service within $di. You can see the details in the configuration file config/di/response.php.

It can look like this.

 * Configuration file for DI container.
return [
    // Services to add to the container.
    "services" => [
        "response" => [
            "shared" => true,
            //"callback" => "\Anax\Response\Response",
            "callback" => function () {
                $obj = new \Anax\Response\ResponseUtility();
                return $obj;
  1. The object is created as a shared resource.
  2. DI is injected into the module, when using ResponseUtility.

The service is lazy loaded and not created until it is used.

General usage within the Anax framework

The response service is a mandatory service within the Anax framework and it is the first service used when handling a request to the framework.

Here is the general flow for receiving a request, mapping it to a route and returning a response. This is found in the frontcontroller htdocs/index.php of an Anax installation.

// Leave to router to match incoming request to routes
$response = $di->get("router")->handle(
// Send the HTTP response with headers and body

The request is used to get the request method and the route path, these are used by the router service to find a callback for the route. Each callback can then return a response which is sent through the response service.

Access as framework service

You can access the module as a framework service.

# $app style

# $di style, two alternatives

$response = $di->get("response");

Create, init and use an object

This is how the object can be created. This is usually done within the framework as a sevice in $di.

# Create an object
response = new \Anax\Response\Response();

# Send a response
response->send("Some response");
response->sendJson(["key" => "Some value"]);

The added benefit of using ResponseUtility is that this class is injected with DI and makes it easier to use the redirect methods for urls within the framework.

# Create an object
response = new \Anax\Response\ResponseUtility();

# Do a redirect


This software carries a MIT license. See LICENSE.txt for details.

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