HTTP Foundation

Backyard uses the Symfony HTTP Foundation package when working with HTTP requests. The package, defines an object-oriented layer for the HTTP specification.

For more information about the package, please refer to the official documentation.


The request factory

Backyard provides a helpful factory class that takes care of capturing the request from global variables ( $_POST, etc. ). Global variables are cleaned up with stripslashes_deep and then the final layer is created.

To capture the request use the create method:

use Backyard\Utils\RequestFactory;

$request = RequestFactory::create();

The create method returns a configured instance of Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request.