Splint Application URLs and Helper Functions

Because the Splint AppEngine is partially like a Code Igniter application within a Code Igniter application, there will be issues with URLs if not handled properly.

This issue is been taken care of by the AppRouter class of the Splint platform package and the MY_Uri.php file copied to your core folder on the installation of any package using the Splint terminal tool.

The MY_Uri.php script, exposes two public variables, $appsegments and $apprsegments. You guessed right, these variables hold the URI array of thee $segment starting from segment 3.

This means that the value of $segment[3] is the same as $appsegment[1].

Just as you have the site_url and the base_url functions as part of the URL Helper when writing codes within Code Igniter, the Splint AppEngine has the app_url and the asset_url function. They are automatically loaded as well as the URL Helper as they depend on functions of the URL Helper to work.

app_url($uri)

This function takes a URI and appends in front of it, the full URL of your website followed by the URI of the app calling Controller method.

Example

echo app_url("app_controller/app_method");
 
// Output: https://example.com/CallingController/callingMethod/app_controller/app_method

asset_url($resource)

All Splint application packages built containing an assets folder will have the contents of that folder moved to splint-assets/<vendor>/<application_name> on installation on an end-user's Code Igniter distribution on installation using the Splint terminal tool.

The asset_url function help provide a URL relative to this new path by appending in fron of the argument $resource provided, the full Splint assets URL.

Example

To load a resource, say logo.png from an application package identified by marcus/cookies, one would use the asset_url function as show below to get it's URL.

echo asset_url("logo.png");
 
// Output: https://example.com/splint-assets/marcus/cookies/logo.png

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