The HTTP response returned to the client will have a body. The HTTP body is the actual content of the HTTP response delivered to the client. You can use the Slim application’s response object to set the HTTP response’s body:
<?php $app = new \Slim\Slim(); // Overwrite response body $app->response->setBody('Foo'); // Append response body $app->response->write('Bar');
When you overwrite or append the response object’s body, the response object will automatically set the Content-Length header based on the bytesize of the new response body.
You can fetch the response object’s body like this:
<?php $body = $app->response->getBody();
Usually, you will never need to manually set the response body with the
write() methods; instead,
the Slim app will do this for you. Whenever you
echo() content inside a route’s callback function, the
echo()’d content is captured in an output buffer and appended to the response body before the HTTP response
is returned to the client.