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Url Routing with PHP – Part Three

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In the final part of this series, I will build a functional modular front controller that can be easily adapted to small projects. It is basically the “C” in MVC for a simple MVC framework. If you haven’t read the first two articles I recommend that you read over them first. Url Routing with PHP – Part One and Url Routing with PHP – Part Two.

Requirements

  • Apache with mod_rewrite enabled
  • PHP

A few changes

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Url Routing with PHP – Part Two

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This is the second part of a series, I assume you have read Url Routing with PHP – Part One as it covers the basics that I’ll build on in Part Two.

Requirements

  • Apache with mod_rewrite enabled
  • PHP

Assign Responsibilities

The first problem I want to address is that there are two different things going on with the script in part one. 1. The parsing of the URL to obtain a command array and 2. The actual dispatch of the command ...

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Url Routing with PHP – Part One

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Most PHP frameworks use some variation of the front controller pattern to centralize common code and logic. There are advantages and disadvantages to this. I am going to ignore those for now. In fact the first part of this series will explore a simple procedural URL routing method that contains many of the disadvantages. In later articles we will build upon this basis and address the disadvantages.
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Yet another PHP framework

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Call it NIH, re-inventing the wheel, narcissism, or any number of other terms that come to mind, but I’ve always wanted to write my own PHP framework. Simple time constraints usually stop this self destructive urge in its tracks, but I’ve decided that I’m tired of saying to myself “Framework PHPxyz would be great if only it had ABC.”. So it is time to Just Do It.

No matter how much this project screams ego, my real objective ...

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