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How to get the full URL?

Posted on 2008-06-18
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Dear Experts,

How do you get the current url and echo it onto the screen?

I have tried $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] but it gives me back the actual url instead of the url written in the address bar.

Please help.
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Question by:narmi2
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by:hielo
ID: 21811783
Try:

echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . ( !empty($_SERVER['QUERY_STRING']) ? "?" . $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING'] : "";
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Loganathan Natarajan earned 500 total points
ID: 21811805
you can also try,


<?php
$full_url="http://".$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];
echo $full_url;
?>

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by:Loganathan Natarajan
ID: 21811807
also,
$url = $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];
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by:narmi2
ID: 21811816
What I mean is, php_self returns something like /folder/filename.php

I am using .htaccess to rewrite the url to something like

/folder/filename-p3.php

How do I get the rewritten url, i.e. the url which is displayed in the address bar?
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by:bevhost
ID: 21811822
You may also want
        if ( isset($HTTPS) && $HTTPS == 'on' ) {
          $PROTOCOL='https';
        } else {
          $PROTOCOL='http';
        }
        echo $PROTOCOL. "://".$_SERVER["HTTP_HOST"];
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
ID: 21811835
dear narmi2

did you try this?
<?php
$url = $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];
echo $url;
?>

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by:narmi2
ID: 21811840
REQUEST_URI did the trick.  Thanks
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
ID: 21811848
Coool!
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