CakePHP – link / include JavaScript files in layouts

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Create (or modify the) file

app/app_controller.php

add this code

class AppController extends Controller {
	var $helpers = array('Html', 'Form', 'Javascript');
}

CakePHP 1.2 allows you to define a reference to a Javascript file which is then added to the head section of the generated code. For this purpose the variable $scripts_for_layout has to be added to the layout:

<head>
	< ?php echo $scripts_for_layout; ?>
</head>

In the view you can now link to the Javascript file with:

$javascript->link('script.js', false);
// OR you can simply use $javascript->link('script.js');

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