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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 3 >= 3.0.17, PHP 4, PHP 5)

imap_mime_header_decode -- Decode MIME header elements


array imap_mime_header_decode ( string text )

imap_mime_header_decode() function decodes MIME message header extensions that are non ASCII text (see RFC2047). The decoded elements are returned in an array of objects, where each object has two properties, "charset" and "text". If the element hasn't been encoded, and in other words is in plain US-ASCII,the "charset" property of that element is set to "default".

Example 1. imap_mime_header_decode() example

$text = "=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Keld_J=F8rn_Simonsen?= <keld@example.com>";

$elements = imap_mime_header_decode($text);
for ($i=0; $i<count($elements); $i++) {
    echo "Charset: {$elements[$i]->charset}\n";
    echo "Text: {$elements[$i]->text}\n\n";

In the above example we would have two elements, whereas the first element had previously been encoded with ISO-8859-1, and the second element would be plain US-ASCII.

See also imap_utf8().

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006