Using a helper to autoload inline (javascript file) based on the controller name and action name in Zend Framework

mkdir application/views/helpers/ -p && touch application/views/helpers/LoadInlineJs.php

Vim LoadInlineJs.php, and type in follow code:

class Zend_View_Helper_LoadInlineJs extends Zend_View_Helper_Abstract
function loadInlineJs ($folderPath = "js/application/") {
$request = Zend_Controller_Front::getInstance()->getRequest();
$file_uri = $folderPath . $request->getControllerName() . '/' . $request->getActionName() . '.js';
if (file_exists($file_uri)) {
$this->view->inlineScript()->appendFile('/' . $file_uri, 'text/javascript');

Right before the closing 'body' tag in the layout file(application/layouts/scripts/layout.phtml), put in the code to print the js:

$this->loadInlineJs() ;
echo( $this -> inlineScript()."\n");

Now create a js file, for example: makdir -p public/js/application/index/ && touch public/js/application/index/index.js
check the source code in a browser, the output before the closing 'body' tag will be sth like:

<div style="display:none;">
<script type="text/javascript" src="/js/application/index/index.js"></script>

So basically the rule is to auto load js with src="/js/application/controllerName/actionName.js", if it exists.

And if a customized js needed for sepicified page, the only action need to take it to create the js file based it's controller name and action name.


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