mwh> I'm tempted to just dump the trunk's version of httplib.py onto the mwh> release branch. Poring over logs reveals that nearly every checkin mwh> is marked as a bugfix candidate (occasionally with a question mwh> mark).
mwh> But I've never used httplib, so I thought I should ask here first mwh> (and Cc: the people responsible for most of the changes).
The one change I applied to httplib since the 2.2 release was to fix a problem with invalid urls. If a colon follows the server name but is followed by a non-numeric string or no string at all before the start of the path, an InvalidURL exception is raised. This is definitely a bugfix candidate. Jeremy's hand has been on that module much more heavily. I think it should probably be his call.