Hi Everyone!

    I have the HTTP reference book.  Honestly, I don't know a lot about HTTP
language or protocol.  I am supposely to write the HTTP script to connect to
the one of hte machine on the internet, then use authentication, then send
data and receive data, then close the connection.  It is a pretty basic
thing.  But I noticed it doesn't work at all.  I can write it in PHP using
hte PHP Header.  But the truth is it doesn't do anything.  So, I am lead to
believe that it meant I'm not finish with hte script.

    So, anyone where can I find a good documentation on using HTTP in PHP
and making it work?  I looked around on the internet and it isn't very
reliable.  I checked out the book stores and no luck.  I appreciate all of
the help I can get on programming HTTP in PHP.  Here's the HTTP script in
PHP and not a bad start for a HTTP beginner.

-- demo script --
  $eq_one = "10xxx";
  $eq_two = "test";
  $eq_three = "DIAL999Z    IDNT            99xxxM3 J02";
  $post_string_len =

  header("POST eq_test.php HTTP/1.1");
  header("Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64");
  header("Authorization: basic 10xxx:trwdwdxxxxxx");
//  header("Content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded");
  header("Content-length: $post_string_len");

  echo "<html><head>";
  echo "<meta http-equiv='Content-Type'
  echo "</head><body>Testing!</body></html>";
-- demo script end --


P.S.  Just any helpful information will be useful.

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