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Basic Example - Part 2

Create an Assets Directory

Within the 'welcome' module, alongside the existing 'controllers' and 'views' directories, create a new directory named 'assets'.

Inside the 'assets' directory, create a subdirectory named 'js'. This 'js' directory will serve as the repository for JavaScript files within the module.

Create a JavaScript File

Next, create a JavaScript file named 'ahoy.js' that contains a single line of code: an alert command.


alert("JavaScript alert!");

Save the 'ahoy.js' file inside the 'js' directory located within 'assets'.

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Calling the JavaScript File

To include the JavaScript file in the 'hello' view file, use standard 'script' tags with the 'src' attribute set to 'welcome_module/js/ahoy.js'. For example:


<script src="welcome_module/js/ahoy.js"></script>

View File with JavaScript Integration

Below is the complete code for the 'hello' view file, incorporating the 'script' tags just before the closing body tag:


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <title>Document</title>
</head>
<body>
  <h1>Hello World</h1>
  <script src="welcome_module/js/ahoy.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

Testing the JavaScript File

Save the file and refresh the page in the browser. If a JavaScript alert box appears, it confirms that the JavaScript file has loaded successfully.

calling a JavaScript file that's inside a module

The integration of a JavaScript file into a module containing PHP files marks a significant milestone. This capability enhances productivity by enabling the development of sophisticated, self-contained modules without reliance on third-party libraries.

In this example, a JavaScript file was included within the module. However, the same approach can be applied to incorporate images, PDFs, CSS files, or other non-PHP resources.