[Catalyst] Catalyst::View::JSON sends a file

Toby Corkindale toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Tue Jan 12 04:18:15 GMT 2010

Tomas Doran wrote:
> On 11 Jan 2010, at 23:29, Christoph Friedrich wrote:
>> just worked a little with Catalyst::View::JSON. But when I call some 
>> action via Firefox that uses this View Firefox gives me a file to 
>> download and don't show the json directly.
>> Is there a way to change this behavior? I want to see what I would get 
>> as JSON and not download it ^^
> Your browser will do whatever it normally does with the mime type you're 
> sending.
> By changing settings or mime types you'll probably be able to convince 
> it to display the JSON.

You could also adjust the $c->response->content_type() to be 'text/plain'.
But watch out, as some javascript libraries decide what to do with the 
response based on it's content-type, and will not JSON-decode what it 
thinks is html or plain text.

> However, why not write a JSON debug view that pretty prints JSON 
> responses inside an HTML page?

Definitely the better option.

Or learn to get into the Firefox or Chrome javascript debuggers.. well 
worth having that skill.


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