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Web controllers and support classes

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Provides web Request and Response objects for use by web controllers. These are representations of the PHP web environment, not HTTP request and response objects proper.



This library requires PHP 5.3 or later, and has no userland dependencies.

It is installable and autoloadable via Composer as aura/web.

Alternatively, download a release or clone this repository, then require or include its autoload.php file.


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To run the PHPUnit tests at the command line, go to the tests directory and issue phpunit.

This library attempts to comply with PSR-1, PSR-2, and PSR-4. If you notice compliance oversights, please send a patch via pull request.


To ask questions, provide feedback, or otherwise communicate with the Aura community, please join our Google Group, follow @auraphp on Twitter, or chat with us on #auraphp on Freenode.

Getting Started


First, instantiate a WebFactory object, then use it to create Request and Response objects.

use Aura\Web\WebFactory;

$web_factory = new WebFactory($GLOBALS);
$request = $web_factory->newRequest();
$response = $web_factory->newResponse();

Because each object contains so much functionality, we have split up the documentation into a Request page and a Response page.

By way of overview, the Request object has these sub-objects ...

... and the Response object has these sub-objects:

Once you have built a Response you can send it with any HTTP mechanism you prefer, including plain PHP.

Be sure to read the Request and Response pages for more detailed information.

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