Guido van Rossum <guido <at> python.org> writes:
OK, that changes my position for 2.7 (but not for 3.5). I had assumed there was a way to disable the cert check by changing one parameter to the urlopen() call. (And I had wanted to add that there should be a clear FAQ about the subject.) If this isn't possible that changes the situation. (But I still think that once we do have that simple change option we should do it, in a later 2.7 upgrade.) I apologize for speaking before I had read all facts, and I'll await what you and Nick come up with. --Guido
This probably doesn't surprise anyone, but I'm more than happy to do the back- porting work for httplib, and any other modules which need SSLContext support; does this require an additional PEP, or does it fit under PEP466 or PEP476?