Hello all, If this is not the appropriate place for this type of proposal please let me know.
The modules http.client and http.server both do a wonderful job when implementing HTTP clients and servers, respectively. However, occasionally there may be a need to create and parse HTTP messages themselves without needing to implement a client or server. While http.client and http.server clearly have solved this problem for its own uses, there is little to no public API exposed to a user wishing to do the same. For instance, the documentation for http.client.HTTPMessage  simply states that it extends from email.message.Message in order to parse the messages. : https://docs.python.org/3/library/http.client.html#httpmessage-objects While this need may admittedly be a niche one, it is a shame that one cannot simply use the functionality already implemented for http.client and http.server for this purpose. Therefore, I am proposing this module be improved such that the creation and parsing of HTTP messages be "pulled out of" the existing code into HTTPRequest and HTTPResponse classes with a public API for this purpose. The exact API is subject to change of course, but it could work like: >>> r = http.client.HTTPRequest("POST", "/foo", "Hello world!") >>> r.method 'POST' >>> r.body 'Hello world!' >>> print(r) POST /foo HTTP/1.1 Content-Length: 12 Hello world! If this idea is not completely a bad one, I am very interested in discussing in further detail how I (or perhaps someone else) could begin to implement these changes. Thank you for reading.
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