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Problem with file get contents

9:56 pm on Jul 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys,

I'm experiencing a strange problem working with the file_get_contents function :

If I enter directly the URL, it's working fine :

$data = file_get_contents("http://www.domain.com/image.ashx?1234");

But, if I put the URL into a variable, it's not working anymore :

$url = "http://www.domain.com/image.ashx?1234";
$data = file_get_contents($url);

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for your help.

4:52 am on July 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It works just the way it is.

Do you get an error?

4:07 am on July 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Have you tried:

$data = file_get_contents(urlencode($url));

Perhaps the "?" is causing the problem.

Hope this helps,