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Posted 13 May 2013

Write a router for PHP MVC Applications

, 13 May 2013
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Write a router for PHP MVC Applications with $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']


PHP MVC pattern has a router for giving data to the controller and to process it. The router has an action and a parameter, like this:

In this tip, we want to create a router like this: 

We should use $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] to create this.

Using the Code 

Now, we explode $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] for detecting action and parameters, so input this code in your controller and include it in index.php:

public function router() {
    $rt = $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];
    $rt = explode('/',$rt);

    $this -> action    = $rt[2];
    $this -> parameter = $rt[3];

public function isValidRt() {
    error_reporting(E_ALL ^ E_NOTICE);
    $rt = self::router();
    if(!is_numeric($this -> action && $this -> parameter)) {
    else {
        return $rt;

posts is action and parameter is hello-world.

you can use isValidRt() to use router.

You have these two variables! You can use them. Wink | ;)



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