File upload by urllib2

Michael Foord fuzzyman at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 15:13:45 CEST 2004


jjl at pobox.com (John J. Lee) wrote in message news:<87r7p60w4y.fsf at pobox.com>...
> fuzzyman at gmail.com (Michael Foord) writes:
> 
> > Does anyone know how to do a 'file upload' using urllib2 ? 
> > There is an example of doing file upload using httplib - on
> > activestate python cookbook.
> [...]
> 
> Actually, more relevant than my previous post:
> 
> http://www.google.com/groups?threadm=cpa4qmi9h3i.fsf%40cabernet.nelson.monkey.org
> 
> 
> Modifying the recipe that's pointed to from that thread very slightly
> for urllib2 (untested!):
> 
> def post_multipart(url, fields, files):
>     content_type, body = encode_multipart_formdata(fields, files)
>     headers = {'Content-type': content_type,
>                'Content-length': str(len(body))}
>     req = urllib2.Request(selector, body, headers)
>     r = urllib2.urlopen(req)
>     return r.file.read()
> 
> 
> If you get trouble, note my comment in that thread about bad servers.
> 
> 
> 
> John


Interesting, I'll give it a try.

Thanks

Fuzzy
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