Skip to main content

Parsing headers from string or dictionary

Project description

Parsing headers from string or dictionary


Install and update using pip:

$ pip install parserheader

parserheader supports Python 2 and newer, Python 3 and newer, and PyPy.


What does it look like? Here is an example of a simple parserheader program:

import parserheader


def setHeaders():
    ph = parserheader.parserheader()
    header_str = """
        POST /upload/ HTTP/1.1
        Connection: keep-alive
        Content-Length: 1220
        Cache-Control: max-age=0
        Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1
        Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
        User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.86 Safari/537.36
        Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3
        Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
        Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.9,id;q=0.8
        Cookie: PHPSESSID=41a0f0ac4545d3f5ba9a4ba415b777e9
    headers = ph.parserHeader(header_str)
    print("headers =", headers)
    return headers


And what it looks like when run:

$ python
headers = {'Origin': '', 'Content-Length': '1220', 'Accept-Language': 'en-US,en;q=0.9,id;q=0.8', 'Accept-Encoding': 'gzip, deflate', 'Connection': 'keep-alive', 'Accept': 'text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3', 'User-Agent': 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.86 Safari/537.36', 'Host': '', 'Referer': '', 'Cache-Control': 'max-age=0', 'Cookie': 'PHPSESSID=41a0f0ac4545d3f5ba9a4ba415b777e9', 'Upgrade-Insecure-Requests': '1', 'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'}


  • Python 2.7 +, Python 3.x
  • Windows, Linux

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for parserheader, version 0.28
Filename, size & hash File type Python version Upload date
parserheader-0.28.tar.gz (5.3 kB) View hashes Source None

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN SignalFx SignalFx Supporter DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page