Deprecation: #85124 - Redirecting urlHandler Hook Concept

See Issue #85124

Description

The URL handler concept introduced in TYPO3 v7 to allow pages to do redirects has been deprecated in favor of using PSR-7 / PSR-15 middlewares.

The Redirect URL handlers were used for e.g. jumpURLs, pages that should redirect to a external URL or special handlings registered via the \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Http\UrlHandlerInterface.

All functionality and methods have been marked as deprecated and will be removed in TYPO3 v10.0.

Impact

Calling $TSFE->initializeRedirectUrlHandlers() and $TSFE->redirectToExternalUrl() will trigger a PHP E_USER_DEPRECATED error.

Affected Installations

TYPO3 Installations with extensions registering a urlHandler via $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['SC_OPTIONS']['urlProcessing']['urlHandlers'].

Migration

Check the extension scanner if the site is affected and migrate to a PSR-15 middleware.