Regexp::Common::URI::http(3) Returns a pattern for HTTP URIs.


use Regexp::Common qw /URI/;
while (<>) {
/$RE{URI}{HTTP}/ and print "Contains an HTTP URI.\n";



Provides a regex for an HTTP URI as defined by RFC 2396 (generic syntax) and RFC 2616 (HTTP).

If "-scheme => P" is specified the pattern P is used as the scheme. By default P is "qr/http/". "https" and "https?" are reasonable alternatives.

The syntax for an HTTP URI is:

    "http:" "//" host [ ":" port ] [ "/" path [ "?" query ]]

Under "{-keep}", the following are returned:

The entire URI.
The scheme.
The host (name or address).
The port (if any).
The absolute path, including the query and leading slash.
The absolute path, including the query, without the leading slash.
The absolute path, without the query or leading slash.
The query, without the question mark.


[RFC 2396]
Berners-Lee, Tim, Fielding, R., and Masinter, L.: Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax. August 1998.
[RFC 2616]
Fielding, R., Gettys, J., Mogul, J., Frystyk, H., Masinter, L., Leach, P. and Berners-Lee, Tim: Hypertext Transfer Protocol --- HTTP/1.1. June 1999.


Damian Conway ([email protected])


This package is maintained by Abigail ([email protected]).


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This software is Copyright (c) 2001 - 2016, Damian Conway and Abigail.

This module is free software, and maybe used under any of the following licenses:

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 2) The Perl Artistic License 2.0. See the file COPYRIGHT.AL2.
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