PHP-HTTP: standardized HTTP for PHP¶
PHP-HTTP is the next step in standardizing HTTP interaction for PHP packages. It builds on top of PSR-7, which defines interfaces for HTTP requests and responses. PSR-7 does not describe, however, the way you should create requests or send them. PHP-HTTP aims to fill that gap by offering an HTTP client interface: HTTPlug.
PHP-HTTP has three goals:
- Encourage package developers to depend on the simple HTTPlug interface instead of concrete HTTP clients.
- Provide good quality HTTP-related packages to the PHP community.
- Over time, make HTTPlug a PHP Standards Recommendation (PSR) so that clients will directly implement the HTTPlug interface and our adapters are no longer needed.
HTTPlug abstracts from HTTP clients written in PHP, offering a simple interface. It also provides an implementation-independent plugin system to build pipelines regardless of the HTTP client implementation used.
Read more about HTTPlug.
They use us¶
PHP-HTTP offers several packages:
|Clients||HTTP clients: Socket, cURL and others||
|Client adapters||Adapters for other clients: Guzzle, React and others||
|Plugins||Implementation-independent authentication, cookies and more||
HTTPlug, as a working example of an HTTP client interface, can serve as a basis for discussion around a future HTTP client PSR.