HTTP response code

Jonas Galvez jonasgalvez at
Fri Dec 3 20:28:43 CET 2004

Hi list, here's a question about urllib. Is it possible to simply 
retrieve the HTTP responde code for a given URL? I don't want to 
download the body of the HTTP message. I simply want to check the 
response code, like, if it is 200, 301 etc. Something like:

if urllib.urlopen(the_url).response_code == 200:
    # ...

Is there an easy way to do this?
Should I be using urllib2 instead?


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