Content negotiation for Laravel API

v1.0.1 2017-01-21 11:36 UTC

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Content negotiation for Laravel API

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Require this package with composer:

composer require mleczek/laravel-negotiator

In config/app.php add the NegotiatorServiceProvider:

'providers' => [


Package provide negotiate macro for ResponseFactory:

public function show(User $user)
    return response()->negotiate($user);

The same result can be achieved using Mleczek\Negotiator\ContentNegotiation class:

public function __construct(ContentNegotiation $cn)
    $this->cn = $cn;

public function show(Request $request, User $user)
    return $cn->negotiate($request, $user);

For both negotiate method and macro there is also one parameter which override result for specified content types:

public function show(User $user)
    // Return static JSON for request which
    // contains "application/json" in "Accepts" header.
    return response()->negotiate($user, [
        'application/json' => '{"id":4}',

By default package support application/json and application/xml. XML format is resolved using mleczek/xml package.


You can extend supported content types in boot method of any of your ServiceProvider:

public function boot(ContentNegotiation $negotiator)
    // The ContentNegotiation facade is also available
    $negotiator->extend('application/json', function () {
        return new JsonHandler();

The first parameter accept content type (or array of content types) for which the specified handler should be used.

Handler must implement the Mleczek\Negotiator\Contracts\ContentNegotiationHandler interface.


Thank you for considering contributing! If you would like to fix a bug or propose a new feature, you can submit a Pull Request.


The library is licensed under the MIT license.