Symfony Partials: Accessing Raw Data defined in an Action

Sometimes we need to pass some message from the action to a partial via template. If this message only contains plain text there is no problem, we simply define the property in the action, and in the template we pass it to the partial, like this:

In the action:

// modules/mymodule/actions/actions.class.php
class mymoduleActions extends sfActions
{
  public function executeShow(sfWebRequest $request)
  {
    $this->msg = "My plain info message";
  }
}

In the template:

<!-- modules/mymodule/templates/showSuccess.php -->
<hr />
<h1>My Module</h1>
<?php include_partial('mypartial', array('msg' => $msg)); ?>
<hr />

And in the partial:

<!-- modules/mymodule/templates/_mypartial.php -->
<p><? echo $msg ?></p>

The problem comes when we include a little of html in the message, for example, lets change the action:

class mymoduleActions extends sfActions
{
  public function executeShow(sfWebRequest $request) 
  {
    $this->msg = "My <b>html</b> info message";
  }
}

Now, if we leave the template and the partial unchanged, you get this in the navigator:


My Module

My &lt;b&gt;html&lt;/b&gt; info message


Ok, it seems that we forgot to get raw data, so lets change the template:

<!-- modules/mymodule/templates/showSuccess.php -->
<hr />
<h1>My Module</h1>
<?php include_partial('mypartial', array('msg' => $sf_data->getRaw($msg))) ?>
<hr />

And now the result is:


My Module

My <b>html</b> info message


That is a little better, but it is not still the desired result. To get it, we have to also change the partial:

<!-- modules/mymodule/templates/_mypartial.php -->
<p><? echo $sf_data->getRaw($msg) ?></p>

And finally we get what we wanted:


My Module

My html info message


The conclusion is that if we want to send raw data from the action to the partial, we will have to raw it in both, the template and the partial.