HTTP_Download::guessContentType() – Guess content type of file


mixed HTTP_Download::guessContentType ( )


Use only if you send a file.

First we try to use MIME_Type, if installed, to detect the content type, else we check if ext/mime_magic is loaded and properly configured.

Returns PEAR_Error if:

  • MIME_Type failed to detect a proper content type (HTTP_DOWNLOAD_E_INVALID_CONTENT_TYPE)
  • ext/magic.mime is not installed, or not properly configured (HTTP_DOWNLOAD_E_NO_EXT_MMAGIC)
  • mime_content_type() couldn't guess content type or returned a content type considered to be bogus by setContentType() (HTTP_DOWNLOAD_E_INVALID_CONTENT_TYPE)

Return value

Returns TRUE on success, PEAR_Error on failure.


This function can not be called statically.

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Last updated: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 — Download Documentation
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