urllib proxy support confusion

Mark Dickinson dickinsm at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 16:59:44 CET 2008


On Mar 11, 11:35 am, Grant Edwards <gra... at visi.com> wrote:
> That seems a bit baffling.  If it urlopen doesn't support
> specifying proxies, why are there examples showing how to do
> it? If it does support specifying proxies, what is the pragraph
> quoted above supposed to mean?

Looks like a definite documentation bug to me, and it's still
there in the development version of the documentation.  I think
a bug report should be filed.

A little bit of investigation shows that the documentation changes
were made in svn revisions 26181 and 26182 (

http://svn.python.org/view?view=rev&rev=26181

) as a fix for

http://bugs.python.org/issue523415

but this doesn't seem to help much with figuring out what the
docs intend to say.

Mark



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