Stack middleware for handling Javascript Unpoly Framework requests

v2.0.0 2022-02-18 07:20 UTC

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Stack middleware for handling Javascript Unpoly Framework requests.

Sponsored by The Webstronauts


You can install the package via Composer.

composer require webstronauts/unpoly


You can manually decorate the response with the Unpoly object.

use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Response;
use Webstronauts\Unpoly\Unpoly;

// ...

$unpoly = new Unpoly();
$unpoly->decorateResponse($request, $response);

Stack Middleware

You can decorate the response using the supplied Stack middleware.

use Webstronauts\Unpoly\StackUnpoly;
use Webstronauts\Unpoly\Unpoly;

// ...

$app = new StackUnpoly($app, new Unpoly());


To use the package with Laravel, you'll have to wrap it around a middleware instance.


namespace App\Http\Middleware;

use Closure;
use Webstronauts\Unpoly\Unpoly as UnpolyMiddleware;

class Unpoly
     * Handle an incoming request.
     * @param  \Illuminate\Http\Request  $request
     * @param  \Closure  $next
     * @return mixed
    public function handle($request, Closure $next)
        $response = $next($request);

        (new UnpolyMiddleware)->decorateResponse($request, $response);

        return $response;

Now use this middleware as described by the Laravel documentation.


// Within App\Http\Kernel class...

protected $routeMiddleware = [
    // ...
    'unpoly' => \App\Http\Middleware\Unpoly::class,

Validation Errors

Whenever a form is submitted through Unpoly, the response is returned as JSON by default. This is because Laravel returns JSON formatted response for any request with the header X-Requested-With set to XMLHttpRequest. To make sure the application returns an HTML response for any validation errors, overwrite the convertValidationExceptionToResponse method in your App\Exceptions\Handler class.


// Within App\Exceptions\Handler class...

protected function convertValidationExceptionToResponse(ValidationException $e, $request)
    if ($e->response) {
        return $e->response;

    return $request->expectsJson() && ! $request->hasHeader('X-Up-Target')
        ? $this->invalidJson($request, $e)
        : $this->invalid($request, $e);

Other HTTP Errors

If your Laravel session expires and a user attempts to navigate or perform an operating on the page using Unpoly, an abrupt JSON error response will be displayed to the user:

{'error': 'Unauthenticated.'}

To prevent this, create your own Request and extend Laravel's built-in Illuminate\Http\Request, and override the expectsJson method:

namespace App\Http;

use Illuminate\Http\Request as BaseRequest;

class Request extends BaseRequest
    public function expectsJson()
        if ($this->hasHeader('X-Up-Target')) {
            return false;

        return parent::expectsJson();

Then, navigate to your public/index.php file, and update the usage:

// From...
$response = $kernel->handle(
    $request = Illuminate\Http\Request::capture()

// To...
$response = $kernel->handle(
    $request = App\Http\Request::capture()

Now when a user session expires, the <body> of your page will be replaced with your login page, allowing users to sign back in without refreshing the page.


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Please see CHANGELOG for more information on what has changed recently.


As it's just a simple port of Ruby to PHP code. All credits should go to the Unpoly team and their unpoly gem.


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