A PSR-15 middleware for hierarchical dispatching based on path prefixes

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A middleware dispatching to other middleware stacks, based on different path prefixes.



This package is installable and autoloadable via Composer as middlewares/base-path-router.

composer require middlewares/base-path-router

You may also want to install middlewares/request-handler.


This example uses middleware/request-handler to execute the route handler:

$dispatcher = new Dispatcher([
    new Middlewares\BasePathRouter([
        '/admin' => $admin,
        '/admin/login' => $adminLogin,
        '/blog' => $blog,
    new Middlewares\RequestHandler()

$response = $dispatcher->dispatch(new ServerRequest());

BasePathRouter allows anything to be defined as the router handler (a closure, callback, action object, controller class, etc). The middleware will store this handler in a request attribute.


You have to set an array of paths (as keys) and handlers (as values).

$router = new Middlewares\BasePathRouter([
    '/foo' => $routerFoo,
    '/bar' => $routerBar,
    '/foo/bar' => $routerFooBar,

Optionally, you can provide a Psr\Http\Message\ResponseFactoryInterface as the second argument, to create the error responses (404) if the router is not found. If it's not defined, Middleware\Utils\Factory will be used to detect it automatically.

$responseFactory = new MyOwnResponseFactory();

$router = new Middlewares\BasePathRouter($paths, $responseFactory);


Set true to continue to the next middleware instead return an empty 404 response for non-matching requests (i.e. those that do not have an URI path start with one of the provided prefixes).


By default, subsequent middleware will receive a slightly manipulated request object: any matching path prefixes will be stripped from the URI. This helps when you have a hierarchical setup of routers, where subsequent routers (e.g. one for the API stack mounted under the /api endpoint) can ignore the common prefix.

If you want to disable this behavior, use the stripPrefix method:

$router = (new Middlewares\BasePathRouter([
        '/prefix1' => $middleware1,


The attribute name used to store the handler in the server request. The default attribute name is request-handler.

$dispatcher = new Dispatcher([
    //Save the route handler in an attribute called "route"
    (new Middlewares\BasePathRouter($paths))->attribute('route'),

    //Execute the route handler
    (new Middlewares\RequestHandler())->attribute('route')

Please see CHANGELOG for more information about recent changes and CONTRIBUTING for contributing details.

The MIT License (MIT). Please see LICENSE for more information.