Do not load bootstrap for certain layout

Hi All,

I have a working webapp. In my config/main.php I have:





		'bootstrap' => array(

		    'class' => 'ext.yiibooster.components.Bootstrap',

        'fontAwesomeCss' => TRUE,


Now, I need to generate XML content, and when I do, I get this:


   <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/assets/f2eefa0e/bootstrap/css/bootstrap.min.css" />

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/assets/f2eefa0e/font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css" />

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/assets/f2eefa0e/css/bootstrap-yii.css" />

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/assets/f2eefa0e/css/jquery-ui-bootstrap.css" />

<script type="text/javascript" src="/assets/732c015f/jquery.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="/assets/f2eefa0e/bootstrap/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="/assets/f2eefa0e/js/bootstrap-noconflict.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="/assets/f2eefa0e/bootbox/bootbox.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="/assets/f2eefa0e/notify/notify.min.js"></script>

<rest of XML />


<script type="text/javascript">






This is the layout I’m using:


header("Content-type: text/xml");

header("Connection: close");

header("Expires -1");


<?php echo $content; ?>

In the layout I’m not adding CSS/Javascript, but it gets added anyway ; When I remove ‘bootstrap’ from ‘preload’ in my config, the XML appears without all the extra CSS/Javascript data

Is there a simple way to disable the loading of bootstrap for specific layouts ? Or can I unload it for these ?

I found ways to enable it for specific layouts, but as that would have to be done for the entire webapp, that’s a lot of work !

Thanks for your inputs

You can just use registerScript and registerCss to load the files you want in the layouts you want.

Obviously Yii is automatically adding JS and CSS files. Remove this bootstrap component and see what will hapen.

Hi Both,

Thanks for your replies.

I have tested to remove bootstrap - and that works - but it’s not a workable solution as I can’t add it to all my layouts.

Any suggestion selectively disable a component ?

You could use clientScript in your layout:

<?php Yii::app()->clientScript->reset(); ?>

hey man you’re making a fatal use of assets, and worst I’ve seen this concept in some other coders. That’s wrong people. Good luck everyone… :D

That did the trick - thank you :)

This did the trick for me too. Thanks