This module provides basic functions for handling mime-types. It can handle matching mime-types against a list of media-ranges. See section 5.3.2 of the HTTP 1.1 Semantics and Content specification [RFC 7231] for a complete explanation: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7231#section-5.3.2
$ pip install python-mimeparse
It supports Python 2.7, 3.4+ and PyPy.
Parses a mime-type into its component parts.
Media-ranges are mime-types with wild-cards and a "q" quality parameter.
Determines the quality ("q") of a mime-type when compared against a list of media-ranges.
quality() except the second parameter must be pre-parsed.
Choose the mime-type with the highest quality ("q") from a list of candidates.
Run the tests by typing:
python mimeparse_test.py. The tests require Python 2.6.
To make sure that the package works in all the supported environments, you can run tox tests:
$ pip install tox $ tox
The format of the JSON test data file is as follows: A top-level JSON object which has a key for each of the functions to be tested. The value corresponding to that key is a list of tests. Each test contains: the argument or arguments to the function being tested, the expected results and an optional description.