urllib2 - 403 that _should_ not occur.

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Jan 13 16:14:38 CET 2009


Philip Semanchuk wrote:
> 
> On Jan 13, 2009, at 1:22 AM, Steve Holden wrote:
> 
>> Philip Semanchuk wrote:
>>>
>>> On Jan 12, 2009, at 6:48 PM, ajaksu wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Jan 11, 11:59 pm, "James Mills" <prolo... at shortcircuit.net.au>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Hey all,
>>>>>
>>>>> The following fails for me:
>>>>>
>>>>>>>> from urllib2 import urlopen
>>>>>>>> f =
>>>>>>>> urlopen("http://groups.google.com/group/chromium-announce/feed/rss_v2_0_msgs.xml")
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>> [...]
>>>>> Any helpful ideas ?
>>>>
>>>> Maybe raise a real bug @ bugs.python.org instead of just mentioning it
>>>> like I did: http://bugs.python.org/msg77889
>>>>
>>>> I think at least some sites would be willing to add the new UA to
>>>> their whitelists.
>>>
>>> I don't think I understand you clearly. Whether or not Google et al
>>> whitelist the Python UA isn't a Python issue, is it?
>>>
>> I'd say it's an issue relevant to Python users, which woudl seem to put
>> it pretty much in the mainstream for c.l.py - especially as the code
>> causing concern was written in Python.
> 
> I didn't mean to imply that the conversation didn't belong here. I think
> that is perfectly appropriate. What I don't understand is the suggestion
> that Google's server config should be raised as a bug against Python.
> (i.e. "raise a real bug @ bugs.python.org...")
> 
Oh, I see! Yes, it's hard to know what actions anyone could take on such
a bug report. I suppose the documentation could be modified to describe
how some services require specific agents, but that wouldn't help a huge
amount.

regards
 Steve
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