Berlioz Router is a PHP library for manage HTTP routes, respecting PSR-7 (HTTP message interfaces) standard.

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Berlioz Router is a PHP library for manage HTTP routes, respecting PSR-7 (HTTP message interfaces) standard.



You can install Berlioz Router with Composer, it's the recommended installation.

$ composer require berlioz/router


  • PHP ^7.1 || ^8.0
  • Packages:
    • berlioz/http-message
    • berlioz/php-doc
    • psr/log


Create route

You can create simple route like this:

$route = new Route('/path-of/my-route');
$route = new Route('/path-of/my-route/{attribute}/with-attribute');

Second parameter of constructor is an array of options. All available options are:

  • requirements: associated array to restrict format of attributes. Key is the name of attribute and value is the validation regex.
  • defaults: associated array to set default values of attributes when route is generated.
  • priority: you can specify the priority for a route (default: -1).

Associate routes to a route set

Route set is managed by class RouteSet class:

$routeSet = new RouteSet;
$routeSet->addRoute(new Route('/path/of/my/route'));

You can also merge two route set together:

$routeSet = new RouteSet;
$routeSet->addRoute(new Route('/path/of/my/route'));

$secondRouteSet = new RouteSet;
$secondRouteSet->addRoute(new Route('/path/of/my/second/route'));


Uses router

The router is the main functionality in the package, it is defined by Router class. He is able to find the good Route object according to a ServerRequestInterface object (see PSR-7).

// Create server request or get them from another place in your app
$serverRequest = new ServerRequest(...);

// Create route set
$routeSet = new RouteSet;
$routeSet->addRoute(new Route('/path-of/my-route'));
$routeSet->addRoute(new Route('/path-of/my-route/{attribute}/with-attribute'));

$router = new Router;
$route = $router->handle($serverRequest);

You can retrieve extracted attributes of path in ServerRequestInterface object stored in Router object:

/** array $attributes Associated array with key/value pairs */ 
$attributes = $router->getServerRequest()->getAttributes();

Generate path

You can generate a path with some parameters directly with Router object.

$router = new Router;
/** string|false $path Generated path */
$path = $router->generate('name-of-route', ['attribute1' => 'value']);

The return of method, is the path in string format or false value if not able to generate path (not all required parameters for example).

Valid path

You can valid a path to known if a path can be treated by a route.

$router = new Router;
/** bool $valid Valid path ?*/
$valid = $router->isValid('/my-path/path/file');

The return of method is a boolean value.

Parse routes from controllers or classes

You can parse routes from your controllers with PhpDoc annotations.

Example of PhpDoc

class Controller
     * My controller method.
     * @route("/path/{attribute}/path", name="method")
    public function myMethod()

Like you see, it's possible to add options to the annotation, like name in example. Options need to be separated by comma and the value must be a quoted string or a valid JSON format. All options accepted by Route object are available here.

How to generate route set from class

A RouteGenerator class is available to generate routes from classes.

$generator = new RouteGenerator;
$routeSet = $generator->fromClass(Controller::class);

$router = new Router;