urllib.urlopen-bug?

Markus Krutz krutz at cg.tuwien.ac.at
Tue Nov 23 22:06:02 CET 1999


Hi,
I've got a problem using the urlopen-function from the urllib.
According to the library reference, an IOError-exception should be raised on
two conditions:
1) The connection can't be made.
2) The server returns an error.
On 1) an exceptions is raised, but if I do a
urllib.urlopen("http://www.python.org/nonexistingdocument.html")
no exception is raised, although I think this is a typical 404-Error.
In my opinion this should result in raising an exception...
Any hints on other ways how to check for the existence of a net resource?
(I'm using python v1.5.2)

greetings
Markus





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