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On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 4:29 PM, Barry A. Warsaw <report@bugs.python.org>wrote:

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> Barry A. Warsaw <barry@python.org> added the comment:
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> I propose that you only document the getitem header access API.  I.e.
> the thing that info() gives you can be used to access the message
> headers via message['content-type'].  That's an API common to both
> rfc822.Messages (the ultimate base class of mimetools.Message) and
> email.message.Message.
>

As I've found myself in the awkward position of having to explain the new
3.0 api to my students I've thought about this and have some
ideas/questions.
I'm also willing to help with the documentation or any enhancements.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: 'addinfourl' object is unsubscriptable

I wish I new what an addinfourl object was.

'Fri, 27 Mar 2009 00:41:34 GMT'

'Fri, 27 Mar 2009 00:41:34 GMT'

['Date', 'Server', 'Last-Modified', 'ETag', 'Accept-Ranges',
'Content-Length', 'Connection', 'Content-Type']

Using x.headers over x.info()  makes the most sense to me, but I don't know
that I can give any good rationale.  Which would we want to document?

'text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1'

I guess technically this is correct since the charset is part of the
Content-Type header in HTTP but it does make life difficult for what I think
will be a pretty common use case in this new urllib:  read from the url (as
bytes) and then decode them into a string using the appropriate character
set.

As you follow this road, you have the confusing option of these three calls:

'iso-8859-1'
>>> x.headers.get_charsets()
['iso-8859-1']

I think it should be a bug that get_charset() does not return anything in
this case.  It is not at all clear why get_content_charset() and
get_charset() should have different behavior.

Brad

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