How to parse HTTP time header?

Kevin Ar18 kevinar18 at
Sun Nov 8 04:56:27 CET 2009

>> Basically, I'm wondering if it is part of the standard library  
>> somewhere before I code my own.
>> Page 20 of RFC2616 (HTTP) describes the format(s) for the time  
>> header.  It wouldn't be too difficult for me to code up a solution  
>> for the 3 standard formats, but what get's me is the little note  
>> about how some servers may still send badly format time headers. :(
>> So, I'm curious if this has already been done in the standard Python  
>> library?
> The parsedate() function in the rfc822 module does this and claims to  
> be tolerant of slightly malformed dates, but that module is deprecated  
> as of Python 2.5 in favor of the email module which hopefully has an  
> equivalent function.Thanks, I'll give 'em a look. :) 		 	   		  
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