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stream_context_create

Create a streams context (PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)
resource stream_context_create ( [array options [, array params]] )

Creates and returns a stream context with any options supplied in options preset.

options must be an associative array of associative arrays in the format $arr['wrapper']['option'] = $value. It defaults to an empty array.

params must be an associative array in the format $arr['parameter'] = $value. Refer to stream_context_set_params() for a listing of standard stream parameters.

Note:

The params argument was added to PHP 6.0.0.

Example 2371. Using stream_context_create()

<?php
$opts
= array(
 
'http'=>array(
   
'method'=>"GET",
   
'header'=>"Accept-language: en\r\n" .
             
"Cookie: foo=bar\r\n"
 
)
);

$context = stream_context_create($opts);

/* Sends an http request to www.example.com
  with additional headers shown above */
$fp = fopen('http://www.example.com', 'r', false, $context);
fpassthru($fp);
fclose($fp);
?>


See also stream_context_set_option(), and Listing of supported wrappers with context options (Appendix O, List of Supported Protocols/Wrappers).