urllib2 - 403 that _should_ not occur.

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Jan 14 08:14:39 CET 2009

ajaksu wrote:
> On Jan 13, 1:33 am, Philip Semanchuk <phi... at semanchuk.com> wrote:
>> 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?
> Hi, sorry for taking so long to reply :)
> I imagine it's something akin to Firefox's 'Report broken website':
> evangelism.
> IMHO, if the PSF *cough* Steve *cough*  or individual Python hackers
> can contact key sites (as Wikipedia, groups.google, etc.) the issue
> can be solved sooner.
> Instead of waiting for each whitelist maintainer's to find out we have
> a new UA, go out and tell them. A template for such requests could
> help those inside e.g. Google to bring the issue to the attention of
> the whitelist admins. The community has lots of connections that could
> be useful to pass the message along, if only 'led by the nose' to
> achieve that :)
> Hence, the suggestion to raise a bug.
OK, but be aware that the PSF doesn't monitor the bugs looking for
actions to take on behalf of the Python user community. In fact we
aren't overtly "political" in this way at all. This doesn't mean it
wouldn't be useful for the PSF to get involved in this role; just that
right now it isn't, and a bug report probably isn't the best way to get

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