using urllib2

Alexnb alexnbryan at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 10:43:06 CEST 2008


I have never used the urllib or the urllib2. I really have looked online for
help on this issue, and mailing lists, but I can't figure out my problem
because people haven't been helping me, which is why I am here! :]. Okay, so
basically I want to be able to submit a word to dictionary.com and then get
the definitions. However, to start off learning urllib2, I just want to do a
simple google search. Before you get mad, what I have found on urllib2
hasn't helped me. Anyway, How would you go about doing this. No, I did not
post the html, but I mean if you want, right click on your browser and hit
view source of the google homepage. Basically what I want to know is how to
submit the values(the search term) and then search for that value. Heres
what I know:

import urllib2
response = urllib2.urlopen("http://www.google.com/")
html = response.read()
print html

Now I know that all this does is print the source, but thats about all I
know. I know it may be a lot to ask to have someone show/help me, but I
really would appreciate it. 
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