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PHP: Fetch $_GET as String with http_build_query()

PHP is really full of functions for everything! Most of the time when you try to do something with strings, there’s a function that can do it better and faster.

The Route from $_GET to String

The global arrays in PHP contain request parameters. Either GET or POST. As you know if the page address is something like:

http://www.example.com/index.php?a=b&key=value

This means that you pass to the index.php file two parameters – “a” and “key” with their values: “b” and “value”. Now in this case you can dump the $_GET global array somewhere in index.php and you’ll receive something like this.

array(
	"a"   => "b",
	"key" => "value",
);

This is however pseudocode, but in fact $_GET will be very similar to this sample array. Continue reading PHP: Fetch $_GET as String with http_build_query()