New in Symfony 4.1: Ajax improvements
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The BrowserKit component used in Symfony functional tests provides lots of
utilities to simulate the behavior of a web browser. In Symfony 4.1 we've added
a new utility to make Ajax requests simpler:
This method works the same as the current
request() method and accepts the
same arguments, but it adds the required
automatically so you don't have to do that yourself:
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// Before $crawler = $client->request('GET', '/some/path', , , [ 'HTTP_X-Requested-With' => 'XMLHttpRequest', ]); // After $crawler = $client->xmlHttpRequest('GET', '/some/path');
The first minor but noticeable change is that the link to the Ajax request profile has been moved to the first column of the table, so it's easier to click on it.
In addition, when the Ajax request results in an exception (HTTP status of 400 or higher) the profiler link points to the exception profiler panel instead of the default request/response panel:
In any case, the biggest new feature of the Ajax panel is that requests now display their duration in real-time, so you always know which requests are still pending to finish:
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