Downloading TV listings with urllib

Josh mlsj at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 18 04:07:54 CEST 2003


Gerhard Häring <gh at ghaering.de> wrote in
news:mailman.1050608946.14831.python-list at python.org: 

> Josh wrote:
>> On 17 Apr 2003, you wrote in comp.lang.python:
>>>Josh wrote: [...]
>>>>        h.putheader('Accept-Encoding:',
>>>>        'gzip,deflate,compress;q=0.9') [...]
>>>>when I use err.read() to read the object returned I get everything
>>>>in Hex. 
>>>
>>>My guess is that you get what you're asking for - gzip-compressed
>>>data. 
>> 
>>  Well I don't want gzipped data. I want HTML so I can parse it and
>>  capture 
>> the listings table into a list or something. Any ideas?
> 
> Don't tell the webserver that you'll accept gzip-compressed data?
> 
> I. e. remove the line I quoted above.
> 
> -- Gerhard
> 

 Thanks Gerhard, it worked. I just removed the 'Accept-Encoding' part and 
it worked.

Josh




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