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Network and HTTP


query(array form_values) : string

Converts an associative array into a form-style string, used for e.g. application/x-www-form-urlencoded requests or HTTP query strings.

query(['country': 'Curaçao', 'population': 158665]) 
// country=Cura%C3%A7ao&population=158665

request(string url, string body, string method = 'GET', array headers, bool override = false, timeout = 5) : array

Sends a HTTP request and returns an array with the following keys containing response data:

  • content (contains a cURL error message in case of an error)
  • status (null in case of an error)
  • headers
  • url

The headers should be an array of strings, for example:

  'Content-Type: application/json',
  'Accept: application/json, text/plain, */*'

To get a JSON document, validate if valid JSON, and get a property:

response = request('')

decoded = json_decode(response['content'])
if (decoded) {
  value = decoded['value']

If override is set to true, none of the content from the original request is included (e.g. query strings, headers, content.)

url_decode(string value) : string

Returns an URL-decoded version of value.

url_encode(string value) : string

Returns an URL-encoded version of value.

url_encode('here\'s a value') // here%27s+a+value