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Headers Class

Object-oriented representation for Headers. Contains a list of Header with some level of abstraction. Combine advantages of dict, CaseInsensibleDict, list, multi-dict, and native objects. Headers do not inherit the Mapping type, but it does borrow some concepts from it. A Headers can be casted to str, bytes and dict.

Given this :

from kiss_headers import Headers, Header

headers = Headers(Header("Content-Type", "application/json"), Header("Allow", "POST"), Header("Accept", "text/html,application/json;q=0.8"))

str(headers)  # output: 'Content-Type: application/json\r\nAllow: POST\r\nAccept: text/html,application/json;q=0.8'
repr(headers)  # output: 'Content-Type: application/json\r\nAllow: POST\r\nAccept: text/html,application/json;q=0.8'
bytes(headers)  # output: b'Content-Type: application/json\r\nAllow: POST\r\nAccept: text/html,application/json;q=0.8'
dict(headers)  # output: {'Content-Type': Content-Type: application/json, 'Allow': Allow: POST, 'Accept': Accept: text/html,application/json;q=0.8}
headers.to_dict()  # output: {'Content-Type': 'application/json', 'Allow': 'POST', 'Accept': 'text/html,application/json;q=0.8'}


If you wish to run bellow examples, first do :

from kiss_headers import parse_it
from requests import get

headers = parse_it(get(''))

Check for existence of a header

'Content-Type' in headers
# OR
'Content-Type' in headers.keys()
# OR
hasattr(headers, 'content-type')
# OR

Accessing a header

# OR
# OR

Removing the header

It is possible to remove an header in multiple ways. e.g. If you would like to remove Content-Type header.

Using del

del headers['Content-Type']
# OR
del headers.content_type

Using native subtract

headers -= 'Content-Type'
# OR
headers = headers - 'Content-Type'

Adding a header

It is possible to add an header in multiple ways. eg. If you would like to add Content-Type header.

You will have to import the Header class, in addition to parse_it, as done below.

from kiss_headers import Header

Using native addition

headers += Header('Content-Type', 'application/json')

Using assignments

headers['content-type'] = 'application/json'
# OR
headers.content_type = 'application/json'

Compare content

Consider this : Content-Type content is application/json; charset=utf-8.

The following would result in a True statement.

headers.content_type == 'application/json'
'application/json' in headers.content_type
'charset' in headers.content_type

The following would result in a False statement.

headers.content_type == 'application'
'application' in headers.content_type

Cast to dict

You could use to_dict() method to obtain a CaseInsensibleDict from a Headers object. Any headers that are OneToMany will be concatenated into one entry, separated with a comma.

You could also directly cast a Headers instance to dict using dict(headers), the values are of type Union[Header, List[Header]]. Keys won’t be case insensitive.