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Drupal 8 Module Development by Daniel Sipos

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Event Dispatcher and redirects

A common thing you'll have to do as a module developer is to intercept a given request and redirect it to another page, and more often than not, this will have to be dynamic, depending on the current user or other contextual info. Drupal 7 developers know very well that this has always been an easy task. Simply implement hook_init(), which gets called on each request and then use the famous drupal_goto() function. This, however, is no longer the case in Drupal 8. What we have to do now is subscribe to the kernel.request event (remember this from the preceding chapter?) and then change the response directly. However, before seeing an example of this, let's take a look at how we can perform a simpler redirect ...

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