[Python-Dev] Python sidebar for Mozilla/Netscape
Guido van Rossum
Fri, 05 Apr 2002 12:34:39 -0500
> > I don't think so -- the google.py code doesn't read the Google output,
> > it tells your browser to read it. Big difference. (urlopen(), on the
> > other hand, would be a no-no.)
> ...but I disagree with your assertion about urlopen() -- as long as the
> output gets rendered directly by a browser-like interface for on-line
> interactive human use, I believe there's no contravention of the ToS.
> (If your assertion were correct, one wouldn't be able to write a browser
> in Python. ;-)
Yeah. I should probably have said "a program that uses urlopen and
then parses the page it gets back for a different purpose than
rendering it to a human".
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)