AW: How to grab HTML files behind authentification

Oleg Broytmann phd at
Thu Jun 28 11:59:50 CEST 2001

On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, DirkK wrote:
> To be honest, I didn't try this (though it's obvious). But on the other
> hand, the other approach is a bit more transparent, because you control the


> header yourself. Do you have another easy solution for cookies (this would
> have been the next thing I need)?

   No. Currently neither urllib, nor urllib2 nor httplib support cookies.
They do not prevent you to get/set cookie (module, you know), but
that's all.
   IWBN if you develop a generic approach to the problem and implement it
as a patch for httplib and/or urllib or orllib2 - and then apply the patch
to the SourceForge patch manager. If the patch will be accepted by managers
all of will benefit!

     Oleg Broytmann              phd at
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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