On Drupal 8, I'm looking for a way for creating an empty page (a page without any theme) that contains JavaScript code.
I created a controller via Drupal Console, and I searched for an example on the web, but I found only very simple examples.

Is it possible to create an empty page accessible via a controller and add JavaScript code to this page?

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Controllers must return a response (you will get an error if you don't). Your options are to return a render array, an HtmlResponse, a JsonResponse, or an AjaxResponse.

Edit: Or as Kevin posted below, a Response.

By the sounds of it, you are wanting to return JSON, so JsonResponse is likely what you are looking for.

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    If you also use the Symfony Response class, I believe you will get what the OP is asking. It will by pass all the Drupal related events and serve it. Although unless you're an expert, I don't see where that is too useful.
    – Kevin
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 12:35
  • @Kevin, I agree, a symfony response is probably not useful here, because it bypasses drupal completely and the OP wants to attach javascript libraries in a drupal way. In this case it's better to use a custom page.html.twig and remove anything to get an empty page.
    – 4uk4
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 13:03
  • For the question after the edit (javascript in a drupal way removed) you can simply put the javascript in the symfony response in a <script> tag.
    – 4uk4
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 13:10

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