[Patches] [ python-Patches-793553 ] urllib SSL authentication docs are wrong

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Patches item #793553, was opened at 2003-08-23 02:15
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Category: Documentation
Group: Python 2.3
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: John J Lee (jjlee)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: urllib SSL authentication docs are wrong

Initial Comment:
urllib docs for URLOpener say: 
 
Additional keyword parameters, collected in x509, are 
used for authentication with the https: scheme. The 
keywords key_file and cert_file are supported; both are 
needed to actually retrieve a resource at an https: URL. 
 
 
They're not needed, and the certificate is never 
checked, because _ssl.c doesn't check it (which is 
documented in the socket.ssl docs). 
 
A doc patch is attached. 

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>Comment By: Martin v. Löwis (loewis)
Date: 2003-08-31 18:16

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Isn't the purpose of these arguments client-side authentication?

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