How to send a POST request?

Jeff McNeil jeff at
Sat Jun 7 02:17:00 CEST 2008

The original urllib module will do it too, if you pass a data keyword
argument to urllib.urlopen:

u = urllib.urlopen('',
data=urllib.urlencode({'name': 'pythonguy'}))

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 6:04 PM, kj <socyl at> wrote:
> In <g2cc24$638$1 at> kj <socyl at> writes:
>>Hi.  Sorry for this very clueless question, but how does one write
>>in Python an HTTP client that can send a POST request?  The modules
>>I've found (e.g. urllib, urllib2), as far as I can tell, seem to
>>be limited to GET requests.  (I could be wrong though; please
>>correct me if this is so.)
> Sorry, my mistake.  I now see that urllib2 handles POSTs too.
> kynn
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