Tag Archive: header

It’s something to do with using PHP FPM / Fast CGI, and auth headers being disable for that.

So we add this to the directory entry of the .htaccess:

SetEnvIf Authorization "(.*)" HTTP_AUTHORIZATION=$1

You now have your missing header back!

This was really annoying me as I found a nice lib which worked called jquery-outside-events , which I forked onto my own Github (could be tidier/easier imho) but it wouldn’t work! The reason I think was possibly it was conflicting with Prototype JS, which Magento uses.

The $ symbol is reserved for Prototype so I found I had to replace $(‘#etc’); with jQuery(‘#etc’); Since doing that however I’ve discovered you can call $j instead of $ or jQuery.

Anyway! Here’s the code you need:

$j('body').click(function (event)
    element = $j(event.target);
    if(element.parents('.skip-link.skip-cart').length == 1 || element.hasClass('skip-cart'))
    var parent = $j('.minicart-wrapper').parents('.skip-content');
    var link = parent.siblings('.skip-link');

    if (element.parents('.minicart-wrapper').length == 0) {

Now when you click show basket, the basket appears, but you can now click elsewhere on the page to make it close again!

Generating QR Codes

If any of you have messed around with the google chart API you may or may not have come across an issue where the image returned from Google has no mime type.  Most browsers are smart enough to not care, but we would like our headers please where at all possible. So I made a QR action in my DownloadController:

public function qrAction()
   $target = $this->getRequest()->getParam('target');
   $saveas = $this->getRequest()->getParam('save');
   $dim = $this->getRequest()->getParam('dim');
   if(!isset($dim)){$dim = 200;}

   // disable view and layout 
   $url = 'https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?';
   $params = array(
   'chs'=> $dim.'x'.$dim,

   $url .= http_build_query($params);
   header ("Content-Type: image/png");
       header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=$saveas.png"); 
   $content = file_get_contents($url); 
   echo $content;

As you can see, there are a couple of parameters that are accepted. Target is your target URL, and is the only required argument. A thing to note. Usually in Zend, we would usually access this like so:


However as we are adding a url as a target the forward slashes mess this up, so we’ll use the old fashioned looking way of doing it:


This will give us our QR code with PNG headers as required 🙂 we can add dimensions to the url by adding:


This will return a larger QR image. Finally, we can pass a filename to the saveas argument:


which would bring up the save as dialog as nasa.png

Have Fun with your phone!