Partial PSR-7 Adapters for Symfony 1.5

v1.4.0 2021-10-19 16:06 UTC

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Last update: 2021-11-16 16:27:33 UTC


To enable the use of future-proof PSR-15 middlewares via partial PSR-7 adapters.


// not fully PSR-7 compliant lazy adapters
$serverRequestAdapter = \brnc\Symfony1\Message\Adapter\Request::fromSfWebRequest($sfWebRequest);
$responseAdapter      = \brnc\Symfony1\Message\Adapter\Response::fromSfWebResponse($sfWebResponse);


Please mind the following PSR-7 violation which is enabled by default:

No immutability by default

as this is just an adapter for \sfWebRequest which cannot easily be replaced with another instance.

This adapter – by default – also returns the very same instance when calling with*() methods. For the same reason calls to methods which cannot act on and alter the underlying \sfWebRequest will throw an \brnc\Symfony1\Message\Exception\LogicException.

This default behaviour can be changed by creating the Request using the Request::OPTION_IMMUTABLE_VIOLATION option set to false. The Request-adapter will then always return new instances when with*()-methods are called and won't throw exceptions on calls which cannot transparently act on the \sfWebRequest- object.

use brnc\Symfony1\Message\Adapter\Request;

$serverRequestAdapter = Request::fromSfWebRequest(
        // If set to true a stream on php://input is used instead of creating one over sfWebRequest::getContent() → defaults to false
        Request::OPTION_BODY_USE_STREAM     => false,
        // sfWebRequest-compatibility mode – set to false if you need PSR-7's immutability
        Request::OPTION_IMMUTABLE_VIOLATION => true, 


Please mind the default to mutability!

use brnc\Symfony1\Message\Adapter\Response;

$responseAdapter = Response::fromSfWebResponse(
    [Response::OPTION_IMMUTABLE_VIOLATION => false]
$newInstance     = $responseAdapter->withBody(
        '<html><head><title>Hello World!</title></head><body><h1>PSR-7 Adapters!</h1></body></html>'
$newestInstance  = $newInstance->withBody(
        '<html><head><body><h1>dead end</h1></body></html>'

// selects the content of $newInstance to be send instead of the most recent instance's one (i.e. $newestInstance)
// N.b. The stream of $newestInstance is still held in memory until $responseAdapter and all copies got destroyed!
//      This might change in the future when this will be refactored to use WeakMap.


Pass it down to a PSR-15 sub-stack

You may use the ResponseFactory implementing \Psr\Http\Message\ResponseFactoryInterface in order to "spawn" responses within your PSR-15 sub-stack.

$request         = \brnc\Symfony1\Message\Adapter\Request::fromSfWebRequest($sfWebRequest);
$responseFactory = new \brnc\Symfony1\Message\Factory\ResponseFactory($sfWebResponse);
// (dependency) inject the ResponseFactory to your dispatcher, middlewares, and handlers
$entryPoint      = new YourPSR15Dispatcher($responseFactory);
// Dispatch your sub-stack via PSR-15
$response        = $entryPoint->handler($response);
// As $response will be linked to $sfWebResponse you don't need to do anything
// if you are in the context of a Symfony1 action. Only call $response->getSfWebResponse() in dire need!

Manually transcribe a PSR-7 Response to Symfony1

Assume you couldn't use other means, and you're confronted with an arbitrary PSR-7 response you can use the ResponseTranscriptor to copy the data from your PSR-7 response to your \sfWebResponse.

Currently the ResponseTranscriptor doesn't support cookies, and will fail fast and hard if it encounters some. You are free to implement your own Cookie-Handler implementing CookieTranscriptorInterface and pass it as an optional constructor argument

// Given arbitrary PSR-7 response…
$psr7response = $psr7responseFactory();
// …use the ResponseTranscriptor in order to–
$transcriptor = new \brnc\Symfony1\Message\Transcriptor\ResponseTranscriptor();
// copy the response's contents.
//   The returned object will be the same as in the argument!
$sfWebResponse = $transcriptor->transcribe($psr7response, $sfWebResponse);

Pass it down to http-foundation i.e. present-day Symfony

Combine this PSR7-Symfony1 Adapter and symfony/psr-http-message-bridge to connect your Symfony1 stack via PSR-7 to symfony/http-foundation objects and leverage using embedded (present-day) Symfony components.

// Use this chain to create a http-foundation request from a Symfony1's \sfWebRequest
$psrRequest            = \brnc\Symfony1\Message\Adapter\Request::fromSfWebRequest($sfWebRequest);
$httpFoundationFactory = \Symfony\Bridge\PsrHttpMessage\Factory\HttpFoundationFactory();
$symfonyRequest        = $httpFoundationFactory->createRequest($psrRequest);

// Handle the request with some present day Symfony component
$symfonyResponse = $httpKernel->handle($symfonyRequest);

// Possibly ResponseFactory is best created in the Symfony1 context
$responseFactory = new \brnc\Symfony1\Message\Factory\ResponseFactory($sfWebResponse);

// Obtain other PSR17 factories,
//   while only ResponseFactory & StreamFactory will be used (as of today)
$streamFactory   = \brnc\Symfony1\Message\Factory\GuzzleStreamFactory();
$decoyFactory    = \brnc\Symfony1\Message\Factory\DecoyHttpFactory();
// Construct the PsrHttpFactory from symfony/psr-http-message-bridge and translate…
$psrHttpFactory  = Symfony\Bridge\PsrHttpMessage\Factory\PsrHttpFactory(
    $decoyFactory, $streamFactory, $decoyFactory, $responseFactory
$psrResponse     = $psrHttpFactory->createResponse($symfonyResponse);
// As $psrResponse will be linked to $sfWebResponse as it was created through the
// ResponseFactory you don't need to do anything if you exit via an Symfony1 action.
// Only call $psrResponse->getSfWebResponse() in dire need!