Php Curl

If you want to write a sort of php wrapper to include the results of another http(s) request maybe pointing to a totally different site or just different code (mod_perl with HTML::Mason, in my case) into a php based layout, and just pass-thru all GET and POST variables to the sub-request, the following snippet can be used. Note there is no error handling, so this is subject to the underlying application.

<?php
$ch = curl_init($sub_req_url);
$encoded = '';
// include GET as well as POST variables; your needs may vary.
foreach($_GET as $name => $value) {
  $encoded .= urlencode($name).'='.urlencode($value).'&';
}
foreach($_POST as $name => $value) {
  $encoded .= urlencode($name).'='.urlencode($value).'&';
}
// chop off last ampersand
$encoded = substr($encoded, 0, strlen($encoded)-1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,  $encoded);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);
?>
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