User Documentation

rfc3986 has several API features and convenience methods. The core of rfc3986’s API revolves around parsing, validating, and building URIs.

There is an API to provide compatibility with urllib.parse, there is an API to parse a URI as a URI Reference, there’s an API to provide validation of URIs, and finally there’s an API to build URIs.


There’s presently no support for IRIs as defined in RFC 3987.

rfc3986 parses URIs much differently from urllib.parse so users may see some subtle differences with very specific URLs that contain rough edgecases. Regardless, we do our best to implement the same API so you should be able to seemlessly swap rfc3986 for urlparse.