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Get the headers of a HTTP request with PHP

Need to check that a URL is valid? Or get the last-modified date, or the charset, or the ETag of a page? Here is a simple bit of code to help you do just that by returning the headers of a HTTP request for you.

The following PHP code is the equivalent of ‘curl -I‘:

$strURL = "";
$resCurl = curl_init();
//set URL and other appropriate options
curl_setopt($resCurl, CURLOPT_URL, $strURL);
curl_setopt($resCurl, CURLOPT_HEADER, true);
curl_setopt($resCurl, CURLOPT_NOBODY, true);
curl_setopt($resCurl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
curl_setopt($resCurl, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, true);
//get the headers
$strHeaders = curl_exec($resCurl);
//close cURL
echo $strHeaders;

You will of course need the cURL library compiled with PHP.

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Jacob Wyke is a web developer from the UK who makes complex things simple on the internet. He develops a batch image resizer for Mac OS X called ImageXY which you should try if you ever need to resize anything for the web.

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