[Python-Dev] Adding socket timeout to urllib2

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Wed Mar 7 04:07:12 CET 2007

    Guido> Since "idel timeout" is not a commonly understood term it would
    Guido> be even better if it was explained without using it.

I think it's commonly understood, but it doesn't mean what the socket
timeout is used for.  It's how long a connection can be idle (the client
doesn't make a request of the server) before the server will close the


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