[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #9049: Support for sending and receiving cookies in the HTTP API

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Thu Feb 5 01:11:03 GMT 2009

#9049: Support for sending and receiving cookies in the HTTP API
 Reporter:  beaulebens   |       Owner:                         
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                    
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  2.8                    
Component:  HTTP         |     Version:                         
 Severity:  normal       |    Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing
 Attached is a patch for the HTTP API (wp-includes/http.php) which adds
 support for sending and receiving cookies. I've also included some tests
 (cookie*.php) that work in the same fashion as the "http-tests.zip"
 attached to #4779 (put them in a folder called "http-tests" immediately in
 the root of a WP install).

 This patch supersedes/assumes #9037 to allow for handling multiple Set-
 Cookie: headers which some servers send. If this gets committed then it
 would also close #8727.

 It works something like this:
 $response = wp_remote_get( $url_that_will_send_back_cookies );
 $cookies = array();
 if (isset($response['cookies'])) {
         $cookies = $response['cookies']; // Array of WP_Http_Cookie
 $cookies[] = new WP_Http_Cookie( array( 'name' => 'custom-cookie', 'value'
 => 'adding a manually created cookie' ) );
 $response = wp_remote_get($url_that_will_accept_cookies,

 Cookies are never written to file (unless you choose to do so yourself),
 they are only maintained in memory between requests.

 I have ''not'' tested the ExtHTTP (PHP 5.2+ http extension) implementation
 at all yet, because I'm having trouble getting the extension installed. It
 should work the same as the other transports, but it needs testing.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9049>
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