This HTTP extension aims to provide a convenient and powerful
set of functionality for one of PHPs major applications.
It eases handling of HTTP URLs, dates, redirects, headers and
messages, provides means for negotiation of clients preferred
language and charset, as well as a convenient way to send any
arbitrary data with caching and resuming capabilities.
It provides powerful request functionality, if built with CURL
support. Parallel requests are available for PHP 5 and greater.
Additionally to the API reference in this manual you can find
information about how to install and configure as well as
which global constants are predefined in the following sections: