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iconv_mime_decode

(PHP 5)

iconv_mime_decodeDecodes a MIME header field

Description

string iconv_mime_decode ( string $encoded_header [, int $mode = 0 [, string $charset = ini_get("iconv.internal_encoding") ]] )

Decodes a MIME header field.

Parameters

encoded_header

The encoded header, as a string.

mode

mode determines the behaviour in the event iconv_mime_decode() encounters a malformed MIME header field. You can specify any combination of the following bitmasks.

Bitmasks acceptable to iconv_mime_decode()
Value Constant Description
1 ICONV_MIME_DECODE_STRICT If set, the given header is decoded in full conformance with the standards defined in » RFC2047. This option is disabled by default because there are a lot of broken mail user agents that don't follow the specification and don't produce correct MIME headers.
2 ICONV_MIME_DECODE_CONTINUE_ON_ERROR If set, iconv_mime_decode_headers() attempts to ignore any grammatical errors and continue to process a given header.

charset

The optional charset parameter specifies the character set to represent the result by. If omitted, iconv.internal_encoding will be used.

Return Values

Returns a decoded MIME field on success, or FALSE if an error occurs during the decoding.

Examples

Example #1 iconv_mime_decode() example

<?php
// This yields "Subject: Prüfung Prüfung"
echo iconv_mime_decode("Subject: =?UTF-8?B?UHLDvGZ1bmcgUHLDvGZ1bmc=?=",
                       
0"ISO-8859-1");
?>

See Also

PHP Manual