Block javascript in template

Everyone knows that Requirements::block('/path/to/javascript.js'); in php blocks this file from being loaded. This is important to e.g. require a newer version of jQuery. But you can easily block javascript in your template.

The template code <% require %> can call any method in Requirements class, so this works fine:

<% require block(framework/thirdparty/jquery/jquery.js)%>
<% require javascript(themes/mytheme/javascript/thirdparty/jquery.min.js) %>

With this you won't need an extension for controller any more, that just blocks and requires some javascript.

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  • Larry Stanfield 25/11/2017 9:14pm (6 years ago)

    It's a shame you can't find this simple tip on the official docs for silverstripe. I found this useful for remove outdated jquery from a clients site. I couldn't extend the page controller because it's in a set up where the root is off limits, so I used this tip in the main template renderer. Came in handy.

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