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php – the best way to include js file in zend framework

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


I want to include external js file in my php script. I am following zend framework.Right now I am adding js file in controller’s init function like this.

public function init() {

problem what i am facing is, js file doesnot include.Is this the right way to include js file?

How to&Answers:

JavaScript (and images, CSS, flash movies, etc) belong to the view layer so configure them there.

For globally included files, add them to your layout, eg

<!-- layout.phtml -->
    <?php echo $this->headScript()->prependFile(
        $this->baseUrl('path/to/file.js')) ?>
    <?php echo $this->headLink()->prependStylesheet(
        $this->baseUrl('path/to/file.css')) ?>

<!-- snip -->

    <?php echo $this->inlineScript()->prependFile(
        'https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js') ?>

Your view scripts can then add assets to the helpers which are echoed out in the layout. As the layout uses the prepend*() methods, the global files will be displayed first, eg

<?php // views/scripts/index/index.phtml


In above solution the ‘path/to/file.js’ script will be included in the header twice. There is no need for echo before calling prependFile. Such behaviour can lead to duplicating javascript controls.

<!-- layout.phtml -->
<?php echo $this->headScript()->prependFile(
$this->baseUrl('path/to/file.js')) // this will echo out the whole prependFile queue