[docs] [issue25145] urllib how-to should be updated to remove PyGoogle

Robert Xiao report at bugs.python.org
Wed Sep 16 23:32:38 CEST 2015

New submission from Robert Xiao:

PyGoogle has been dead for 6-7 years at this point (probably longer), yet the newest urllib documentation (https://docs.python.org/3/howto/urllib2.html#id1) still refers to it in a footnote:

    [1] Like Google for example. The proper way to use google from a program is to use PyGoogle of course.

This should probably be amended to remove the outdated reference altogether (the footnote itself can probably just go).

While we're at it: the user agent version strings are _really_ old - MSIE 5.5 and MSIE 6.0. I know they are just illustrative, but couldn't we at least update them to something from the last decade? :P

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 250863
nosy: docs at python, nneonneo
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: urllib how-to should be updated to remove PyGoogle
versions: Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4, Python 3.5, Python 3.6

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