A psr-18 compliant middleware client that handles gz compression and decompression

6.1.3 2023-08-25 10:28 UTC


A psr-18 compliant middleware client that handles gz compression and decompression.

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The installation of this library is made via composer and the autoloading of all classes of this library is made through their autoloader.

  • Download composer.phar from their website.
  • Then run the following command to install this library as dependency :
  • php composer.phar php-extended/php-http-client-gzip ^6

Basic Usage

This library is to make a man in the middle for http requests and responses and logs the events when requests passes. It may be used the following way :

/** @var $client Psr\Http\Message\ProcessorInterface */ // psr-18
/** @var $request Psr\Http\Message\RequestInterface */  // psr-7

$client = new GzipClient($client);
$response = $client->sendRequest($request);

/** @var $response Psr\Http\Message\ResponseInterface */

This library handles the adding of Accept-Header on the requests and the decoding according to the Content-Encoding header on the responses.

This library is also able to unzip received gz-like files. For it to work :

  • First the request must contain an X-Php-Download-File header pointing to a valid file path. If a file already exists in this location, it will be overwritten.
  • Second, the http client must support the X-Php-Download-File header to write the downloaded file at that location and make a StreamInterface from that file.

If the response that is given to the X-Php-Download-File is a gzip compatible file, it will be uncompressed to the same directory as the current file is but with a made-up name. All files into the tarball or equivalent will be concatenated to this location.

This client will set the X-Php-Uncompressed-File header with the location of the newly uncompressed file, and will replace the existing StreamInterface pointing to the downloaded file with a new one pointing to the uncompressed file.

The downloaded file will not be deleted, it is the job of the calling library to delete both the downloaded file and the uncompressed file once work has been done.

$client = new GzipClient($client);
$request = $request->withAddedHeader('X-Php-Download-File' => '/tmp/file.gz');
$response = $client->sendRequest($response);
$stream = $response->getBody();

/** @var $stream \Psr\Http\Message\StreamInterface */
// the stream points to the /tmp/{$sha1} file that is unzipped
// the exact location of the file can be uncovered with :
$filePath = $response->getHeader('X-Php-Uncompressed-File');


MIT (See license file).