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$http_response_header

(PHP 4 >= 4.0.4, PHP 5)

$http_response_headerHTTP response headers

Description

The $http_response_header array is similar to the get_headers() function. When using the HTTP wrapper, $http_response_header will be populated with the HTTP response headers. $http_response_header will be created in the local scope.

Examples

Example #1 $http_response_header example

<?php
function get_contents() {
  
file_get_contents("http://example.com");
  
var_dump($http_response_header);
}
get_contents();
var_dump($http_response_header);
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

array(9) {
  [0]=>
  string(15) "HTTP/1.1 200 OK"
  [1]=>
  string(35) "Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 17:30:38 GMT"
  [2]=>
  string(29) "Server: Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS)"
  [3]=>
  string(44) "Last-Modified: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 13:24:10 GMT"
  [4]=>
  string(27) "ETag: "280100-1b6-80bfd280""
  [5]=>
  string(20) "Accept-Ranges: bytes"
  [6]=>
  string(19) "Content-Length: 438"
  [7]=>
  string(17) "Connection: close"
  [8]=>
  string(38) "Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8"
}
NULL

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nicolas at toniazzi dot net
1 year ago
Note that the HTTP wrapper has a hard limit of 1024 characters for the header lines.
Any HTTP header received that is longer than this will be ignored and won't appear in $http_response_header.

The cURL extension doesn't have this limit.

http_fopen_wrapper.c: #define HTTP_HEADER_BLOCK_SIZE 1024
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MangaII
27 days ago
parser function to get formatted headers (with response code)

<?php

function parseHeaders( $headers )
{
   
$head = array();
    foreach(
$headers as $k=>$v )
    {
       
$t = explode( ':', $v, 2 );
        if( isset(
$t[1] ) )
           
$head[ trim($t[0]) ] = trim( $t[1] );
        else
        {
           
$head[] = $v;
            if(
preg_match( "#HTTP/[0-9\.]+\s+([0-9]+)#",$v, $out ) )
               
$head['reponse_code'] = intval($out[1]);
        }
    }
    return
$head;
}

print_r(parseHeaders($http_response_header));

/*
Array
(
    [0] => HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    [reponse_code] => 200
    [Date] => Fri, 01 May 2015 12:56:09 GMT
    [Server] => Apache
    [X-Powered-By] => PHP/5.3.3-7+squeeze18
    [Set-Cookie] => PHPSESSID=ng25jekmlipl1smfscq7copdl3; path=/
    [Expires] => Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
    [Cache-Control] => no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
    [Pragma] => no-cache
    [Vary] => Accept-Encoding
    [Content-Length] => 872
    [Connection] => close
    [Content-Type] => text/html
)
*/

?>
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