12. Internet Data Handling

This chapter describes modules which support handling data formats commonly used on the Internet.

formatter   Generic output formatter and device interface.
email   Package supporting the parsing, manipulating, and generating email messages, including MIME documents.
email.Message   The base class representing email messages.
email.Parser   Parse flat text email messages to produce a message object tree.
email.Generator   Generate flat text email messages from a message object tree.
email.Encoders   Encoders for email message payloads.
email.Errors   The exception classes used by the email package.
email.Utils   Miscellaneous email package utilities.
email.Iterators   Iterate over a message object tree.
mailcap   Mailcap file handling.
mailbox   Read various mailbox formats.
mhlib   Manipulate MH mailboxes from Python.
mimetools   Tools for parsing MIME-style message bodies.
mimetypes   Mapping of filename extensions to MIME types.
MimeWriter   Generic MIME file writer.
mimify   Mimification and unmimification of mail messages.
multifile   Support for reading files which contain distinct parts, such as some MIME data.
rfc822   Parse RFC 2822 style mail messages.
base64   Encode and decode files using the MIME base64 data.
binascii   Tools for converting between binary and various ASCII-encoded binary representations.
binhex   Encode and decode files in binhex4 format.
quopri   Encode and decode files using the MIME quoted-printable encoding.
uu   Encode and decode files in uuencode format.
xdrlib   Encoders and decoders for the External Data Representation (XDR).
netrc   Loading of .netrc files.
robotparser   Loads a robots.txt file and answers questions about fetchability of other URLs.

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