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Fabien Potencier's Blog: Create your own framework... on top of the Symfony2 Components (part 11)

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 19 April 4684.
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In part eleven of his "Build a Framework on top of Symfony2", Fabien Potencier improves on his earlier versions of the code by adding in the HttpKernel support for handling events and errors that might come up in the application.

If you were to use our framework right now, you would probably have to add support for custom error messages. Right now, we have 404 and 500 error support but the responses are hardcoded in the framework itself. Making them customizable is easy enough though: dispatch a new event and listen to it. Doing it right means that the listener has to call a regular controller. But what if the error controller throws an exception? You will end up in an infinite loop. There should be an easier way, right?

Using the "RouterListener" functionality, he sets up an "ExceptionListener" and points that to an error handling controller with its own "exceptionAction". This action takes the exception information and displays a "Something went wrong!" message along with the details. He also includes an update to the Response handling to allow for returning a string back from the controller instead of a Response object.