A robots.txt parser alternative to Python's robotparser module
Robotexclusionrulesparser is an alternative to the Python standard library module robotparser. It fetches and parses robots.txt files and can answer questions as to whether or not a given user agent is permitted to visit a certain URL.
This module has some features that the standard library module robotparser does not, including the ability to decode non-ASCII robots.txt files, respect for Expires headers and understanding of Crawl-delay and Sitemap directives and wildcard syntax in path names.
Complete documentation (including a comparison with the standard library module robotparser) is available in ReadMe.html.
Robotexclusionrulesparser is released under a BSD license.