[ python-Bugs-944394 ] No examples or usage docs for urllib2

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Bugs item #944394, was opened at 2004-04-29 11:02
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Category: Python Library
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Chris Withers (fresh)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: No examples or usage docs for urllib2

Initial Comment:
Hi there,

I'm sure I reported this before, but it's a couple of
major releases later, and there's still no usage docs
for urllib2.

The examples given are too trivial to be helpful, but
I'm guessing people are using the module so there must
be some examples out there somewhere ;-)

With a bit o fhelp from Moshez, I found the docstring
in the module source. At the very least, it'd be handy
if that appeared somewhere at:

http://docs.python.org/lib/module-urllib2.html

But really, mroe extensive and helpful documentation on
this cool new module would be very handy.

Chris

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>Comment By: Chris Withers (fresh)
Date: 2004-06-01 08:17

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I'm certainly willing, but I am totally incapable :-S

The reason I opened this issue is because it would seem that
urllib2 is better the urllib, but seems to be severely
underdocumented, and hence I don't understand how to use it
and so can't provide examples.

As I said in the original submission, including the module's
docstring in the Python module documentation would be a
start, but doesn't cover what appears to be the full
potential of a great module...

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Comment By: Martin v. Löwis (loewis)
Date: 2004-05-31 21:15

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Are you willing to provide examples?

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