[Python-ideas] Support data: URLs in urllib

Mathias Panzenböck grosser.meister.morti at gmx.net
Thu Nov 15 23:45:31 CET 2012

On 11/08/2012 07:11 AM, Senthil Kumaran wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 9:24 AM, Mathias Panzenböck
> <grosser.meister.morti at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Sorry, I don't quite understand.
>> Do you mean the parse_data_url function should be removed and put into
>> DataResponse (or DataHandler)?
>>> and expected results be returned should be considered?
>> What expected results? And in what way should they be considered? Considered
>> for what?
> I meant, urlopen("data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAUA
> 9TXL0Y4OHwAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==")
> should work out of box, wherein the DataHandler example that is the
> documentation is made available in request.py and added to
> OpenerDirector by default. I find it hard to gauge the utility, but
> documentation is ofcourse a +1.
> Thanks,
> Senthil

Yes, I would also be in favor to including this in python, but I was told here I should write it as 
recipe in the documentation.

It is e.g. useful for crawlers/spiders, that analyze webpages including their images.

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