Feature: #89216 - PSR-18 HTTP Client Implementation

See forge#89216


Support for PSR-18 HTTP Client has been added.

PSR-18 HTTP Client is intended to be used by PSR-15 request handlers in order to perform HTTP requests based on PSR-7 message objects without relying on a specific HTTP client implementation.

PSR-18 consists of a client interfaces and three exception interfaces:

  • \Psr\Http\Client\ClientInterface
  • \Psr\Http\Client\ClientExceptionInterface
  • \Psr\Http\Client\NetworkExceptionInterface
  • \Psr\Http\Client\RequestExceptionInterface

Request handlers shall use dependency injection to retrieve the concrete implementation of the PSR-18 HTTP client interface \Psr\Http\Client\ClientInterface.


The PSR-18 HTTP Client interface is provided by psr/http-client and may be used as dependency for services in order to perform HTTP requests using PSR-7 request objects. PSR-7 request objects can be created with the PSR-17 Request Factory interface.

Note: This does not replace the currently available Guzzle wrapper \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Http\RequestFactory->request(), but is available as a framework agnostic, more generic alternative. The PSR-18 interface does not allow to pass request specific guzzle options. But global options defined in $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['HTTP'] are taken into account as GuzzleHTTP is used as backend for this PSR-18 implementation. The concrete implementations is internal and will be replaced by a native guzzle PSR-18 implementation once it is available.

Example usage

A middleware might need to request an external service in order to transform the response into a new response. The PSR-18 HTTP client interface is used to perform the external HTTP request. The PSR-17 Request Factory Interface is used to create the HTTP request that the PSR-18 HTTP Client expects. The PSR-7 Response Factory is then used to create a new response to be returned to the user. All off these interface implementations are injected as constructor dependencies:

use Psr\Http\Client\ClientInterface;
use Psr\Http\Message\RequestFactoryInterface;
use Psr\Http\Message\ResponseFactoryInterface;
use Psr\Http\Message\ResponseInterface;
use Psr\Http\Message\ServerRequestInterface;
use Psr\Http\Server\MiddlewareInterface;
use Psr\Http\Server\RequestHandlerInterface;

class ExampleMiddleware implements MiddlewareInterface
    /** @var ResponseFactory */
    private $responseFactory;

    /** @var RequestFactory */
    private $requestFactory;

    /** @var ClientInterface */
    private $client;

    public function __construct(
        ResponseFactoryInterface $responseFactory,
        RequestFactoryInterface $requestFactory,
        ClientInterface $client
    ) {
        $this->responseFactory = $responseFactory;
        $this->requestFactory = $requestFactory;
        $this->client = $client;

    public function process(ServerRequestInterface $request, RequestHandlerInterface $handler): ResponseInterface
        if ($request->getRequestTarget() === '/example') {
            $req = $this->requestFactory->createRequest('GET', 'https://api.external.app/endpoint.json')
            // Perform HTTP request
            $res = $this->client->sendRequest($req);
            // Process data
            $data = [
                'content' => json_decode((string)$res->getBody());
            $response = $this->responseFactory->createResponse()
                ->withHeader('Content-Type', 'application/json; charset=utf-8');
            return $response;
        return $handler->handle($request);