The gopher protocol, as defined by RFC 1436,
is generally considered the ancestor of the modern HTTP protocol.
However, gopher was also intended to provide references to non_gopher
resources including telnet, wais, nntp, and even http. This extension
adds gopher support to PHP's URL Wrappers,
and provides a helper function gopher_parsedir() to
make sense of gopher formatted directory listings.
Net_Gopher is installed through the usual PECL package installation process.
This extension has no configuration directives defined in php.ini.
This extension has no resource types defined.
The constants below are defined by this extension, and
will only be available when the extension has either
been compiled into PHP or dynamically loaded at runtime.
Table 1. Net_Gopher constants
|GOPHER_DOCUMENT||0||Standard text/plain document.|
|GOPHER_DIRECTORY||1||A resource containing a gopher formatted directory listing.|
|GOPHER_BINHEX||4||A BinHex encoded binary file.|
|GOPHER_DOSBINARY||5||A DOS formatted binary archive.|
|GOPHER_UUENCODED||6||A UUEncoded file.|
|GOPHER_BINARY||9||A generic binary file.|
|GOPHER_INFO||255||An Informational entry|
|GOPHER_HTTP||254||A reference to an HTTP resource.|
An unrecognized entry.