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Creating a New URI

Zend_Uri will build a new URI from scratch if only a scheme is passed to Zend_Uri::factory().

Example 983. Creating a New URI with Zend_Uri::factory()

// To create a new URI from scratch, pass only the scheme.
$uri Zend_Uri::factory('http');

// $uri instanceof Zend_Uri_Http

To create a new URI from scratch, pass only the scheme to Zend_Uri::factory()[30]. If an unsupported scheme is passed and no scheme-specific class is specified, a Zend_Uri_Exception will be thrown.

If the scheme or URI passed is supported, Zend_Uri::factory() will return a subclass of itself that specializes in the scheme to be created.

Creating a New Custom-Class URI

Starting from Zend Framework 1.10.5, you can specify a custom class to be used when creating the Zend_Uri instance, as a second parameter to the Zend_Uri::factory() method. This enables you to subclass Zend_Uri and create your own custom URI classes, and instantiate new URI objects based on your own custom classes.

The 2nd parameter passed to Zend_Uri::factory() must be a string with the name of a class extending Zend_Uri. The class must either be alredy-loaded, or loadable using Zend_Loader::loadClass() - that is, it must follow the Zend Framework class and file naming conventions, and must be in your include_path.

Example 984. Creating a URI using a custom class

// Create a new 'ftp' URI based on a custom class
$ftpUri Zend_Uri::factory(

// $ftpUri is an instance of MyLibrary_Uri_Ftp, which is a subclass of Zend_Uri

[30] At the time of writing, Zend_Uri only provides built-in support for the HTTP and HTTPS schemes.

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