Email::Simple::Header

NAME

Email::Simple::Header − the header of an Email::Simple message

VERSION

version 2.214

SYNOPSIS

my $email = Email::Simple−>new($text);
my $header = $email−>header_obj;
print $header−>as_string;

DESCRIPTION

This method implements the headers of an Email::Simple object. It is a very minimal interface, and is mostly for private consumption at the moment.

METHODS

new
my $header = Email::Simple::Header−>new($head, \%arg);

$head is a string containing a valid email header, or a reference to such a string. If a reference is passed in, don’t expect that it won’t be altered.

Valid arguments are:

crlf − the header's newline; defaults to CRLF

as_string
my $string = $header−>as_string(\%arg);

This returns a stringified version of the header.

header_names
This method returns a list of the unique header names found in this header, in no particular order.

header_raw_pairs
my @pairs = $header−>header_raw_pairs;
my $first_name = $pairs[0];
my $first_value = $pairs[1];

This method returns a list of all the field/value pairs in the header, in the order that they appear in the header. (Remember: don’t try assigning that to a hash. Some fields may appear more than once!)

header_pairs
header_pairs is another name for header_raw_pairs, which was the original name for the method and which you’ll see most often. In general, though, it’s better to be explicit and use header_raw_pairs. (In Email::MIME, header_str_pairs exists for letting the library do the header decoding for you.)

header_raw
my $first_value = $header−>header_raw($field);
my $nth_value = $header−>header_raw($field, $index);
my @all_values = $header−>header_raw($field);

This method returns the value or values of the given header field. If the named field does not appear in the header, this method returns false.

header
This method just calls "header_raw". It’s the older name for "header_raw", but it can be a problem because Email::MIME, a subclass of Email::Simple, makes "header" return the header’s decoded value.

header_raw_set
$header−>header_raw_set($field => @values);

This method updates the value of the given header. Existing headers have their values set in place. Additional headers are added at the end. If no values are given to set, the header will be removed from to the message entirely.

header_set
header_set is another name for header_raw_set, which was the original name for the method and which you’ll see most often. In general, though, it’s better to be explicit and use header_raw_set. (In Email::MIME, header_str_set exists for letting the library do the header encoding for you.)

header_raw_prepend
$header−>header_raw_prepend($field => $value);

This method adds a new instance of the name field as the first field in the header.

crlf
This method returns the newline string used in the header.

AUTHORS

Simon Cozens

Casey West

Ricardo SIGNES

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2003 by Simon Cozens.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.