Scripting HTTP POST - multipart/form-data

Jeff Shannon jeff at ccvcorp.com
Tue Jul 20 02:57:20 CEST 2004


John J. Lee wrote:

>Jeff Shannon <jeff at ccvcorp.com> writes:
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>>I'm looking to script a routine file-upload through an HTTP server
>>(which I don't have access to).  I've got specs on the CGI app that
>>receives this upload (i.e. field names and expected contents).
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>>However, it looks like urllib/urllib2 won't handle multipart/form-data
>>POSTs.
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>Neither should have any problem with multipart/form-data.  They don't
>actually provide and specific support for it either, though.
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True.  I realized that, I was merely inexact with my wording. ;)  The 
problem being that I don't know how to enhance them to add that support...

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>>Is there another (preferably all-python) library that will work for
>>this?
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>Yes, one that works on top of urllib2:
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>http://wwwsearch.sf.net/ClientForm
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Ah, thank you!  That looks like just what I needed.

Jeff Shannon
Technician/Programmer
Credit International




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