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Clean way for json responses

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by ragtek, May 11, 2011.

  1. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    What should i do, if i have a controllermethod, which returns only json data?

    I've seen that xenforo is using "non existing templates for this.

    For example:
    return $this->responseView(
    template member_autocomplete doesn't exist, but it's used in the responseView

    i'm doing the same in my add-on, but it's IMHO a strange way^^.
    Is there any way to return this without an pseudo view?
            else {
  2. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    I would say it is there in case a mod or something wants to test for that template, more as a reference thing. In listeners etc.
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The template can be used as a hint for the JSON output.

    Or it is simply there if there is need for another view type which would output the template.

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