Request



The Request class provides many methods for examining the HTTP request for your application and extends the Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request class.

Please note that both Input and Request do NOT sanitise your data, it is up to you to do that.

Retrieving The Request URI

$uri = Request::path();

Retrieving The Request Method

$method = Request::method();

if (Request::isMethod('post'))
{
    //
}

Determine If The Request Path Matches A Pattern

if (Request::is('admin/*'))
{
    //
}

Get The Request URL

$url = Request::url();

Get The Request URL query strings only

$url = Request::query();

Retrieve A Request URI Segment

$segment = Request::segment(1);

Retrieving A Request Header

$value = Request::header('Content-Type');

Retrieving Values From $_SERVER

$value = Request::server('PATH_INFO');

Determine If The Request Is Over HTTPS

if (Request::secure())
{
    //
}

Determine If The Request Is Using AJAX

if (Request::ajax())
{
    //
}

Determine If The Request Has JSON Content Type

if (Request::isJson())
{
    //
}

Determine If The Request Is Asking For JSON

if (Request::wantsJson())
{
    //
}

Checking The Requested Response Format

The Request::format method will return the requested response format based on the HTTP Accept header:

if (Request::format() == 'json')
{
    //
}