urllib bug?

Steve Clift sgclift at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 2 04:47:25 CEST 2002

Is this *really* a urllib bug, or am I missing something blindingly obvious?

  Python 2.2.1 (#34, Apr  9 2002, 19:34:33) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
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  IDLE 0.8 -- press F1 for help
  >>> import urllib
  >>> f = urllib.urlopen('http://www.python.org')
  Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "<pyshell#4>", line 1, in ?
    File "C:\PROGRAM FILES\PYTHON22\lib\urllib.py", line 73, in urlopen
      return _urlopener.open(url)
    File "C:\PROGRAM FILES\PYTHON22\lib\urllib.py", line 178, in open
      return getattr(self, name)(url)
    File "C:\PROGRAM FILES\PYTHON22\lib\urllib.py", line 276, in open_http
      if not host: raise IOError, ('http error', 'no host given')
  IOError: [Errno http error] no host given

Fails the same way with 2.1. Works OK with 1.5.2 and (IIRC) 2.0.


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