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URI templates

Project Description



Simple python library to deal with URI Templates. The API looks like

from uritemplate import URITemplate, expand

# NOTE: URI params must be strings not integers

gist_uri = '{/gist_id}'
t = URITemplate(gist_uri)
# =>

# or
print(expand(gist_uri, gist_id='123456'))

# also
t.expand({'gist_id': '123456'})
print(expand(gist_uri, {'gist_id': '123456'}))

Where it might be useful to have a class

import requests

class GitHubUser(object):
    url = URITemplate('{/login}')
    def __init__(self, name):
        self.api_url = url.expand(login=name)
        response = requests.get(self.api_url)
        if response.status_code == 200:

When the module containing this class is loaded, GitHubUser.url is evaluated and so the template is created once. It’s often hard to notice in Python, but object creation can consume a great deal of time and so can the re module which uritemplate relies on. Constructing the object once should reduce the amount of time your code takes to run.


pip install


Modified BSD license

Changelog - uritemplate

2.0.0 - 2016-08-29

  • Merge into uritemplate

Changelog -

2.0.0 - 2016-08-20

1.0.1 - 2016-08-18

  • Fix some minor packaging problems.

1.0.0 - 2016-08-17

  • Fix handling of Unicode values on Python 2.6 and 2.7 for urllib.quote.
  • Confirm public stable API via version number.

0.3.0 - 2013-10-22

  • Add #partial to partially expand templates and return new instances of URITemplate.

0.2.0 - 2013-07-26

  • Refactor the library a bit and add more tests.
  • Backwards incompatible with 0.1.x if using URIVariable directly from uritemplate.template

0.1.1 - 2013-05-19

  • Add ability to get set of variable names in the current URI
  • If there is no value or default given, simply return an empty string
  • Fix sdist

0.1.0 - 2013-05-14

  • Initial Release

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