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get_headers

Fetches all the headers sent by the server in response to a HTTP request (PHP 5)
array get_headers ( string url [, int format] )

get_headers() returns an array with the headers sent by the server in response to a HTTP request.

Parameters

url

The target URL.

format

If the optional format parameter is set to 1, get_headers() parses the response and sets the array's keys.

Return Values

Returns an indexed or associative array with the headers, or FALSE on failure.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
5.1.3 This function now uses the default stream context, which can be set/changed with the stream_context_get_default() function.

Examples

Example 2565. get_headers() example

<?php
$url
= 'http://www.example.com';

print_r(get_headers($url));

print_r(get_headers($url, 1));
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

Array
(
   [0] => HTTP/1.1 200 OK
   [1] => Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 12:28:13 GMT
   [2] => Server: Apache/1.3.27 (Unix)  (Red-Hat/Linux)
   [3] => Last-Modified: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 23:11:55 GMT
   [4] => ETag: "3f80f-1b6-3e1cb03b"
   [5] => Accept-Ranges: bytes
   [6] => Content-Length: 438
   [7] => Connection: close
   [8] => Content-Type: text/html
)

Array
(
   [0] => HTTP/1.1 200 OK
   [Date] => Sat, 29 May 2004 12:28:14 GMT
   [Server] => Apache/1.3.27 (Unix)  (Red-Hat/Linux)
   [Last-Modified] => Wed, 08 Jan 2003 23:11:55 GMT
   [ETag] => "3f80f-1b6-3e1cb03b"
   [Accept-Ranges] => bytes
   [Content-Length] => 438
   [Connection] => close
   [Content-Type] => text/html
)