python tags on websites timeout problem

jeff gregadelliot at
Sun Jul 20 01:27:35 CEST 2003


im trying to pull tags off a website using python ive got a few things
running that have the potential to work its just i cant get them to
becuase  of certain errors?

basically i dont what to download the images and all the stuff just
the html and then work from there, i think its timing out because its
trying to downlaod the images as well which i dont what to do as this
would decrease the speed of what im trying to achieve, the URL used is
only that for an example

ive included my source and the errors 



this is my source


#!/usr/bin/env python
import re
import urllib

file = urllib.urlretrieve(""
, "temp1.tmp")

# open a file
file = open("temp1.tmp","r")
text = file.readlines()

# searching the file content line by line:
keyword = re.compile(r"</a>")

for line in text:
    result = (line)
    if result:
       print, ":", line,
and these are the errors im getting

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 5, in ?
    file = urllib.urlretrieve("
8&oe=UTF-8&q=rabbit" , "temp1.tmp")
  File "C:\PYTHON22\lib\", line 80, in urlretrieve
    return _urlopener.retrieve(url, filename, reporthook, dat
  File "C:\PYTHON22\lib\", line 210, in retrieve
    fp =, data)
  File "C:\PYTHON22\lib\", line 178, in open
    return getattr(self, name)(url)
  File "C:\PYTHON22\lib\", line 292, in open_http
  File "C:\PYTHON22\lib\", line 695, in endheaders
  File "C:\PYTHON22\lib\", line 581, in _send_outpu
  File "C:\PYTHON22\lib\", line 548, in send
  File "C:\PYTHON22\lib\", line 532, in connect
    raise socket.error, msg

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