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Best way to handle missing trailing slashes in routes?

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by Jaxel, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Okay, lets say I have a URL: domain.com/prefix/string

    What I would like to do is retrieve this string as a parameter and send to actionIndex.

    The problem then becomes a missing trailing slash.

    The url prefix/string would not go to the actionIndex. It would instead try to find actionString. However, if I instead had prefix/string/ (notice the trailing slash), it will go to actionIndex with the parameter being the string. What would be the best way to ensure that "string" gets resolved as a parameter, and never gets seen as an action route?

    I was thinking perfect in the route controller, automatically appending the trailing slash using:
    Code:
    $routePath = rtrim($routePath, '/') . '/';
    This technically works, and doesn't obfuscate urls such as prefix/string/edit.

    However, would this be best practice, or would there be another way?
     

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