HTTP::Headers::ActionPack::DateHeader(3) A Date Header


version 0.09


use HTTP::Headers::ActionPack::DateHeader;
# create from string
my $date = HTTP::Headers::ActionPack::DateHeader->new_from_string(
'Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:14:19 GMT'
# create using Time::Peice object
my $date = HTTP::Headers::ActionPack::DateHeader->new(


This is an object which represents an HTTP header with a date. It will inflate the header value into a Time::Piece object and proxy most of the relevant methods.

DateTime compatibility

I opted to not use DateTime (by default) for this class since it is not a core module and can be a memory hog at times. That said, it should be noted that DateTime objects are compatible with this class. You will need to pass in a DateTime instance to "new" and after that everything should behave properly. If you want "new_from_string" to inflate strings to DateTime objects you will need to override that method yourself.


Returns the underlying Time::Piece object.
"new_from_string ( $date_header_string )"
This will take an HTTP header Date string and parse it into and object.
These delegate to the underlying Time::Piece object.


Stevan Little <[email protected]>



This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Infinity Interactive, Inc..

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.