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Constants for use with HTTP.

Many of these can be extracted:

import mimetypes
mimetypes.types_map['.zip']  # application/zip -- this is built in
mimetypes.types_map['.xlsx']  # fails
mimetypes.types_map['.xlsx']  # application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
# ... must read some local thing...

Something’s changed – in Python 3.6.8, there’s no need for the init() call. There is also a guessing function, mimetypes.guess_type(); see

>>> import mimetypes
>>> print(mimetypes.guess_type("thing.html"))
('text/html', None)
>>> print(mimetypes.guess_type("thing.xls"))
('application/', None)
>>> print(mimetypes.guess_type("thing.xlsx"))
('application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet', None)

alias of MimeType

class cardinal_pythonlib.httpconst.HttpMethod[source]

HTTP request methods, as upper-case constants.

class cardinal_pythonlib.httpconst.HttpStatus[source]

HTTP status codes.

classmethod is_good_answer(status: int) bool[source]

Is the given HTTP status code a satisfactory (happy) answer to a client’s request?

class cardinal_pythonlib.httpconst.MimeType[source]

Some MIME type constants. See also the Python standard library mimetypes; e.g.

import mimetypes
mimetypes.types_map['.pdf']  # 'application/pdf'