[Python-Dev] [RFC] urlparse - parse query facility
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Thu Jun 14 04:42:21 CEST 2007
On Tuesday 12 June 2007, Senthil Kumaran wrote:
> This mail is a request for comments on changes to urlparse module. We
> understand that urlparse returns the 'complete query' value as the query
> component and does not
> provide the facilities to separate the query components. User will have to
> use the cgi module (cgi.parse_qs) to get the query parsed.
I agree with the comments Jim provided.
> Below method implements the urlparse_qs(url,
> keep_blank_values,strict_parsing) that will help in parsing the query
> component of the url. It behaves same as the cgi.parse_qs.
Except that it takes a URL, not only a query string.
> def urlparse_qs(url, keep_blank_values=0, strict_parsing=0):
> scheme, netloc, url, params, querystring, fragment = urlparse(url)
I see no reason to incorporate the URL splitting into the function; the
existing function signatures for cgi.parse_qs and cgi.parse_qsl are
It may be convenient to add methods to the urlparse.BaseResult class providing
access to the parsed version of the query on the instance.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
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