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A library for parse http link header

4 releases

0.2.1 Feb 10, 2021
0.2.0 Apr 12, 2020
0.1.1 Mar 16, 2020
0.1.0 Mar 8, 2020

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A library for parse http link header.

How to use

Note for version 0.1.x

The version 0.1 can't correctly handle the relative ref which described in https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-4.1

The parsed value of version 0.1 refers to the return value of https://github.com/thlorenz/parse-link-header, which is a HashMap with the same structure.

So if you want to parse relative ref, please use version 0.2.

Or if you don't care about relative ref and wanna simple HashMap<String, HashMap<String, String>> result, you can use version 0.1.

Version 0.2.x

In your Cargo.toml, add:

parse_link_header = "0.2"


let link_header = "<https://api.github.com/repositories/41986369/contributors?page=2>; rel=\"next\", <https://api.github.com/repositories/41986369/contributors?page=14>; rel=\"last\"";


The parsed value is a Result<HashMap<Option<Rel>, Link>, ()>, which Rel and Link is:

use std::collections::HashMap;

use http::Uri;

#[derive(Debug, PartialEq)]
pub struct Link {
    pub uri: Uri, // https://docs.rs/http/0.2.1/http/uri/struct.Uri.html
    pub raw_uri: String,
    pub queries: HashMap<String, String>,
    pub params: HashMap<String, String>,

type Rel = String;

You can see why the key of HashMap is Option<Rel> because if you won't provide a rel type, the key will be an empty string.

Refer to https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8288#section-3.3, The rel parameter MUST be present.

Therefore, if you find that key is None, please check if you provide the rel type.

How to contribute

Pull a request or open an issue to describe your changes or problems.


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