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Working with Pimf_Util_Header

g.krsteski edited this page Jun 3, 2014 · 5 revisions

HTTP Headers

The Pimf\Util\Header class is a container of static methods for HTTP headers. The Headers container will statically load Header objects as to reduce the overhead of header specific parsing. There are several implementations for the various types of Headers that one might encounter during the typical HTTP request.

Sometimes you will need a little more control over the response sent to the browser. For example, you may need to set a custom header on the response, or change the HTTP status code. Here's how it can be used:

Removes previously set headers


Send JSON data



Send file to browser

Sends file as header through any firewall and browser - IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, FF3.6, FF11, Safari, Chrome, Opera.

$fileOrString = file_get_contents('path/to/samp.txt');
$fileName     = 'a-cool-new-file-name.txt';
Pimf\Util\Header::sendDownloadDialog($fileOrString, $fileName);

Redirect to location

$url = '':

Send a internal server error - 500 page

Pimf\Util\Header::sendInternalServerError($msg = 'Whoops, we have problem!')

Send a page not found - 404 page

Pimf\Util\Header::sendNotFound($msg = 'Sorry, page not found!')