Help: How to capture invalid web page from urllib?
joonas at olen.to
Mon Oct 15 21:14:17 CEST 2001
Paul Lim wrote:
> I am a newbie in Python. I hope the guru can advise me on the following
> I am trying to open a web page from command line. If the web page is not
> valid, I hope to capture the exception and print an error message and
> What I currently have is as below, but I am certain I used the wrong
> class because I did not managed to capture the exception (if any) raise.
> Could someone teach me how to test the validity of a web page, ie
> whether does it exist, can it be open?
> # If web page is entered, check whether it is a valid web page
> inf = urllib.URLopener.http_error_default(sys.argv)
> except IOError:
> print "Invalid webpage!"
> print "Usage : ./webmap.py http://server-name/path-to-document"
Use httplib module instead and examine the value returned by
See example at
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