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How can I change the mime type of a template? or other headers?


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nmac

Community Member, 6 Posts

24 May 2008 at 1:01am

Edited: 24/05/2008 1:02am

hi Folks,
I just discovered SS today, and well, "impressed" doesn't even come close.
Six hours later and I am deep into building a site...
My slight problem now is I have a model/controller for a new Page type... lets call it XMLPage... and a corresponding View... e.g. /template/XMLPage.ss ...
I want to send the output of the view with an xml mime-type..
How can I override the text/html mimetype currently being sent?
I'm familiar with the PHP header function - I just dont see if a) there is a control statement I can use in a template file, or b) a function call in a controller... any help very appreciated!
Cheers,

N.

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saimo

Community Member, 67 Posts

24 May 2008 at 10:26am

I would be interested in this as well - subscribe.

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nmac

Community Member, 6 Posts

26 May 2008 at 9:27am

Well some progress at this end...
In the controller... use the index method..

class XMLPage_Controller extends ContentController {
	function index() {
		header("Content-Type: application/xml");
		$out = $this->renderWith("XMLPage");
		print $out;
		exit;
	 }

}

with a template XMLPage

$XML

and a model along the lines of

class XMLPage extends SiteTree {
	static $db = array(
	   'XML' => 'Text'
	);
	static $has_one = array(
	);

	static $icon = "mysite/images/treeicons/xml";

	
	function getCMSFields() {
		$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Main', 'MenuTitle');
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Main', 'Content');
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Metadata', 'MetaTitle');
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Metadata', 'MetaDescription');
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Metadata', 'MetaKeywords');
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Metadata', 'ExtraMeta');

		
		$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextareaField(
			$name = "XML",
			$title = "XML of the core data file",
			$rows = 30,
			$cols = 60,
			$value = "<xml>",
			$dontEscape = TRUE), 'Content');
	   return $fields;
	}

}

There is some progress in that the controller now sends the right header, followed by the content of the XML - but in trying to use the inherited variable $dontEscape, I am obviously missing something, as the content of the XML field IS escaped.
Hmm.
N.

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nmac

Community Member, 6 Posts

26 May 2008 at 9:54am

ok, well, this works for me, not elegant, but it works. If there is a better way, please let me know.
My requirement was to have a custom form in the CMS, that allows a title, and a textarea field that will contain XML, then on the public side of the site, request the page and get an XML file, with valid headers for a content type of xml.
In my previous post I made some headway using the index function of the controller to render the view and print it out, but escaping was getting in the way.
I found that if I dispense with the view altogether, as in my case, it serves little purpose anyway, a simple echo of the field works - it does not get escaped.
FWIW..

<?php
class XMLPage extends SiteTree {
	static $db = array(
	   'XML' => 'Text'
	);
	static $has_one = array(
	);

	static $icon = "mysite/images/treeicons/www";

	function getCMSFields() {
		$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Main', 'MenuTitle');
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Main', 'Content');
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Metadata', 'MetaTitle');
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Metadata', 'MetaDescription');
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Metadata', 'MetaKeywords');
		$fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Metadata', 'ExtraMeta');

		$fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextareaField(
			$name = "XML",
			$title = "XML Data",
			$rows = 30,
			$cols = 60,
			$value = "<?xml version=\"1.0\"?>
			<!-- Put your XML below -->
			<sample>Some Data</sample>"), 'Content');
	   return $fields;
	}

}
 
class XMLPage_Controller extends ContentController {

	function init (){
		parent::init();
	}

	function index() {
		header("Content-Type: application/xml");
		echo $this->XML;
		exit;
	 }
}
 
?>