Interceptors handle the opposite end of the request to the Middleware. They can convert arbitrary objects returned from the Responders into a valid HTTP response.

They are singletons and allow easy decoupling of aspects of the application - since they can have their constructor dependencies which are no longer necessary to inject into the Responders.

digraph { Request [label="HTTP Request"]; Response [label="HTTP Response"]; Responder [label="Responder"]; Interceptor [label="Interceptor"]; Request -> Responder; Responder -> Interceptor [label="Interceptor Intercepts the Response"]; Interceptor -> Response; }

If Interceptors forward the response to another responder, then the entire middleware stack of that following responder is going to be executed also:

digraph { Request [label="HTTP Request"]; Response [label="HTTP Response"]; ResponderA [label="#1 Responder"]; MiddlewareB [label="#2 Responder's Middleware"]; ResponderB [label="#2 Responder"]; Request -> ResponderA; ResponderA -> Interceptor; Interceptor -> MiddlewareB [label="Forwards Request to Responder #2"]; MiddlewareB -> ResponderB; ResponderB -> Response; }


Interceptors are able to capture any object that implements the Distantmagic\Resonance\HttpInterceptableInterface. You do not have to modify the Responders or Controllers in any way, you can just return the supported object.

If there is no interceptor implemented for the type of object you return, then it's going to result in an error.

Built-In Interceptors

Captures Produces
Distantmagic\Resonance\InternalRedirect HTTP Redirect response
Distantmagic\Resonance\JsonTemplate HTTP Response with Content-Type: application/json and stringified JSON data
Distantmagic\Resonance\TwigTemplate HTTP Response with Content-Type: text/html;charset=utf-8 and rendered Twig Template

Writing Interceptors

Interceptors need to have teh #[Intercepts] attribute and be registered as a Singleton in the HttpInterceptor collection:

#[Intercepts] attribute tells which class it's supposed to intercept.

For example, let's create interceptable object first:

namespace App; use Distantmagic\Resonance\HttpInterceptableInterface; readonly class Hello implements HttpInterceptableInterface { public function __construct(public string $message) {} }

Then, the Interceptor that supports our object:

<?php namespace App\HttpInterceptor; use App\Hello; use Distantmagic\Resonance\Attribute\Intercepts; use Distantmagic\Resonance\Attribute\Singleton; use Distantmagic\Resonance\ContentType; use Distantmagic\Resonance\HttpInterceptableInterface; use Distantmagic\Resonance\HttpInterceptor; use Distantmagic\Resonance\HttpResponderInterface; use Distantmagic\Resonance\SingletonCollection; use Psr\Http\Message\ResponseInterface; use Psr\Http\Message\ServerRequestInterface; /** * @template-extends HttpInterceptor<Hello> */ #[Intercepts(Hello::class)] #[Singleton(collection: SingletonCollection::HttpInterceptor)] readonly class HelloInterceptor extends HttpInterceptor { public function intercept( ServerRequestInterface $request, ResponseInterface $response, object $intercepted, ): HttpInterceptableInterface|HttpResponderInterface { return $response ->withHeader('content-type', 'text/plain') ->withBody($this->createStream('Hello, '.$intercepted->message.'!')) ; } }

Now it's possible to use Hello as a responder response:

<?php namespace App\HttpResponder; use App\Hello; use App\HttpRouteSymbol; use Distantmagic\Resonance\Attribute\RespondsToHttp; use Distantmagic\Resonance\Attribute\Singleton; use Distantmagic\Resonance\HttpInterceptableInterface; use Distantmagic\Resonance\HttpResponder; use Distantmagic\Resonance\RequestMethod; use Distantmagic\Resonance\SingletonCollection; use Psr\Http\Message\ResponseInterface; use Psr\Http\Message\ServerRequestInterface; #[RespondsToHttp( method: RequestMethod::GET, pattern: '/hello', routeSymbol: HttpRouteSymbol::Hello, )] #[Singleton(collection: SingletonCollection::HttpResponder)] final readonly class HelloResponder extends HttpResponder { public function respond(ServerRequestInterface $request, ResponseInterface $response): HttpInterceptableInterface { return new Hello('World'); } }

The above responder is going to produce the Hello, World! HTTP Response.

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