request_parser is an HTTP request parsing library in Python providing an easy API to access information in HTTP requests.
pip install six pip install future
To use the library,
git clone the repository and copy the library directory
request_parser to a location that is present in PYTHONPATH or copy somewhere and add that location to
Once the library is setup, it can be used as shown below.
from request_parser.http.request import HttpRequest from io import BytesIO def parse_request_example(request=None): if request is None: return # create an iterable object out of request bytes request_stream = BytesIO(request) # create an HttpRequest object for the request http_request = HttpRequest(request_stream=request_stream) # parse request header http_request.parse_request_header() # parse request body http_request.parse_request_body() # do stuff with parsed information from the HttpRequest object print "This is a request to: "+http_request.get_host()
It is also possible to use the
parse() method of
HttpRequest object to parse the request header and the body in a single call.
Following picture shows how the infromation contained in an
HttpRequest object looks like after successfully parsing a
For more documentation, please see the wiki.
The master branch is compatible only with Python 2.7. The
python3 branch works with Python 3.5 and above.