The HTTP client

The sabre/http package also contains a simple wrapper around cURL, which will allow you to write simple clients, using the Request and Response objects you're already familiar with.

It's by no means a replacement for something like Guzzle, but it provides a simple and lightweight API for making the occasional API call.

use Sabre\HTTP;

$request = new HTTP\Request('GET', '');
$request->setHeader('X-Foo', 'Bar');

$client = new HTTP\Client();
$response = $client->send($request);

echo $response->getBodyAsString();

The client emits 3 events using sabre/event. beforeRequest, afterRequest and error.

$client = new HTTP\Client();
$client->on('beforeRequest', function($request) {

    // You could use beforeRequest to for example inject a few extra headers.
    // into the Request object.


$client->on('afterRequest', function($request, $response) {

    // The afterRequest event could be a good time to do some logging, or
    // do some rewriting in the response.


$client->on('error', function($request, $response, &$retry, $retryCount) {

    // The error event is triggered for every response with a HTTP code higher
    // than 399.


$client->on('error:401', function($request, $response, &$retry, $retryCount) {

    // You can also listen for specific error codes. This example shows how
    // to inject HTTP authentication headers if a 401 was returned.

    if ($retryCount > 1) {
        // We're only going to retry exactly once.

    $request->setHeader('Authorization', 'Basic xxxxxxxxxx');
    $retry = true;


Asynchronous requests

The client also supports doing asynchronous requests. This is especially handy if you need to perform a number of requests, that are allowed to be executed in parallel.

The underlying system for this is simply curl's multi request handler, but sabre/http provides a much nicer API to handle this.

Sample usage:

use Sabre\HTTP;

$request = new Request('GET', 'http://localhost/');
$client = new Client();

// Executing 1000 requests
for ($i = 0; $i < 1000; $i++) {
        function(ResponseInterface $response) {
            // Success handler
        function($error) {
            // Error handler

// Wait for all requests to get a result.

Check out examples/asyncclient.php for more information.