[New-bugs-announce] [issue24177] Add https?_proxy support to http.client

Demian Brecht report at bugs.python.org
Wed May 13 18:04:25 CEST 2015

New submission from Demian Brecht:

http_proxy and https_proxy are common environment variables used cross platform. Currently, urllib.request has support for it, but http.client does not. It probably should.

If support is added to http.client, the handling of proxy environment variables in urllib.request should be factored out and made to be reliant on the changes in http.client (which shouldn't require any new code, only removal).

Given the common usage of the environment variables (as observed by other utilities such as wget and curl), it seems odd to require a user to know about and use the higher level urllib.request API rather than have support for it baked into the lower level http.client API.

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 243101
nosy: demian.brecht, orsenthil, r.david.murray
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: needs patch
status: open
title: Add https?_proxy support to http.client
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.6

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