On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Andrew Ballard <aball...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:42 PM, Jason Cipriani <jason.cipri...@gmail.com> > wrote: >> >> I have a PHP 5.2.8 web application that needs to retrieve a resource >> from a remote URL. However, the remote host also sends a cookie back >> (in a Set-Cookie header), and I need to grab that cookie and pass it >> on to the client (so that it's stored by the client browser). I do >> know the name of the cookie beforehand. >> >> What is the best way to do this? Passing a cookie from PHP back to the >> client is easy, it's grabbing the cookie from the remote URL that is >> the problem. >> >> There is no support for cookies in file_get_contents(), so that won't >> work. I can use curl to retrieve the remote URL with headers, but curl >> does not seem to provide an easy way to get the value of the cookie >> beyond retrieving the HTTP headers and parsing them manually. I could >> use and parse curl's cookie file (another hack) but the cookie >> contains a value that is randomly generated, and the cookies in curl's >> cookie jar are global to all PHP requests (so if multiple users made >> the same request, their cookie value could be shared). >> >> How can I retrieve the contents of a remote resource as well as the >> value of a cookie sent with that resource? >> >> Thanks, >> Jason >> >> P.S.: Also, as a minor side question; how, if at all, would the method >> for doing this be different in PHP 4.4.9? >> > > I usually use the HttpRequest for this type of stuff, but it only works with > PHP 5.0/5.1 and greater. Otherwise, CURL is the next easiest, followed by > direct socket connections.
Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for. I've managed to get everything working well with HttpRequest. Cheers, Jason -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php