Ode to Urllib2

Ron Alford ronwalf at umd.edu
Thu Oct 14 19:23:21 CEST 2004


Ron Alford wrote:
> 
> Oh Urllib2,
> When I ask, you GET, when I tell, you POST.
> But I am about to lose my HEAD, for these are my only OPTIONS.
> What about my need to PUT up new things, DELETE the old, or TRACE my steps?
> 

And to reply to my own post, it is fixed (sorta) in Python 2.4.

You only have to subclass urllib2.Request and override .get_method (ick!).

-Ron
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