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Routing Wildcards in Symfony 3

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    This page has a boring, hard-coded URL.
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    What our Aquanauts deserve is a dynamic route
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    that can handle the URL for any genus, like /genus/octopus
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    or /genus/hippocampus,
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    which is actually the genus that seahorses belong to.
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    Oh, man, seahorses are cute.
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    How do we do this?
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    Change the URL to /genus/{genusName}.
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    This genusName part could be named anything.
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    The important part is that it is surrounded by curly braces.

Routing Wildcards in Symfony 3

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In this lesson, learn how to make use of routing wildcards in a Symfony 3 app.

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Be careful when rendering direct user input (like we show here)! It introduces a security issue called XSS. Read more about XSS here