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iconv_mime_decode

Decodes a MIME header field (PHP 5)
string iconv_mime_decode ( string encoded_header [, int mode [, string charset]] )

Decodes a MIME header field.

Parameters

encoded_header

The encoded header, as a string.

mode

mode determines the behaviour in the event iconv_mime_decode() encounters a malformed MIME header field. You can specify any combination of the following bitmasks.

Table 133. Bitmasks acceptable to iconv_mime_decode()

ValueConstantDescription
1ICONV_MIME_DECODE_STRICT If set, the given header is decoded in full conformance with the standards defined in » RFC2047. This option is disabled by default because there are a lot of broken mail user agents that don't follow the specification and don't produce correct MIME headers.
2ICONV_MIME_DECODE_CONTINUE_ON_ERROR If set, iconv_mime_decode_headers() attempts to ignore any grammatical errors and continue to process a given header.


charset

The optional charset parameter specifies the character set to represent the result by. If omitted, iconv.internal_encoding will be used.

Return Values

Returns a decoded MIME field on success, or FALSE if an error occurs during the decoding.

Examples

Example 963. iconv_mime_decode() example

<?php
// This yields "Subject: Prьfung Prьfung"
echo iconv_mime_decode("Subject: =?UTF-8?B?UHLDvGZ1bmcgUHLDvGZ1bmc=?=",
                     
0, "ISO-8859-1");
?>