urllib.ProxyHandler HTTPS issues

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Thu Oct 11 20:29:12 CEST 2007

Devraj <devraj at gmail.com> writes:

> Hi everyone,
> I have been reading various documents/posts on the web about handling
> proxy options in urllib2. Some of them suggest that urllib2 doesn't
> handle HTTPS and others say it does. I have successfully written code
> that relays HTTP connections via a proxy but have failed to do the
> same for HTTPS connections.

urllib2 does not support "HTTPS proxies" (it does not support use of
the CONNECT method).

> Can anyone confirm if urllib2 can handle HTTPS,

Yes, it can.


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