A way to send data from PHP to JavaScript.

2.0.1 2019-11-26 15:27 UTC

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Last update: 2021-04-26 19:46:29 UTC


A simple library to send data from PHP to JavaScript.


Fetch the JavaScriptContext service:

use Becklyn\JavaScriptContext\Context\JavaScriptContext;

function doSomething (JavaScriptContext $context)
        ->set("some-data", 123)
        ->set("locale", "de");

Afterwards embed it in your twig template:

{{- javascript_context() -}}

The container will have the _javascript-context _data-container classes and the ID _javascript-context. To modify the ID, pass the new ID to the function:

{{- javascript_context(null, "some_other_id") -}}

Fetching the Data

To fetch the data from the script container, just JSON-parse it, after removing the HTML escaping, for example:

let data = JSON.parse(
   (document.getElementById("_javascript-context").textContent || "")
       .replace(/&lt;/g, "<")
       .replace(/&gt;/g, ">")
       .replace(/&amp;/g, "&")

In the JSON output, only the following chars are HTML escaped: <, > and &.

Context Providers

If some data has to always be passed to the template, then it is convenient to just register a context provider.

use Becklyn\JavaScriptContext\Context\JavaScriptContext;
use Becklyn\JavaScriptContext\Provider\ContextProviderInterface;

class MyProvider implements ContextProviderInterface
    public function provideJavaScriptContext (JavaScriptContext $context, ?string $domain) : void
        $context->set("some", "value");

Each provider receives the context to modify, as well as optionally a domain. This is just a string key with which the providers can decide whether they want to attach data or not.

For example to separate the context into app and backend you can just register all providers and then in your template include it like this:

{# in your frontend #}
{{- javascript_context("app") -}}

{# and in the backend do #}
{{- javascript_context("backend") -}

You must add the tag javascript_context.provider to your service. If you use autoconfiguration, the tag is added automatically.