Downloading TV listings with urllib

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

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

> 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 to read the object returned I get everything
>>>>in Hex. 
>>>My guess is that you get what you're asking for - gzip-compressed
>>  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.


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