urllib2 - 403 that _should_ not occur.

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Jan 14 23:05:57 CET 2009


ajaksu wrote:
> On Jan 14, 5:14 am, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>> ajaksu wrote:
>>> [snip evangelism stuff]
>> 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
>> action.
> 
> Acknowledged. I have posted a (pretty poor) support request @
> http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Groups-Basics/ and suggest
> others do the same for Wikipedia and other big sites that block 3.0 (I
> might build a list of those later today). Maybe a wiki page, some blog
> posts, etc.
> 
> Best regards,
> Daniel
> 
> Request: http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Groups-Basics/browse_thread/thread/498a39a89d81b650#
> """
> Hi,
> As mentioned in a comp.lang.python thread[1], the new version of
> Python (3.0) cannot open pages @ groups.google.com.
> 
> It seems the UA of Python 3.0 ("User-Agent: Python-urllib/3.1") is
> actively blocked, while that of Python 2.5 ("User-Agent: Python-urllib/
> 1.17") isn't.
> 
> This message is a call for help so that we can get Python 3.0 working
> with groups.google.com. Is this the right place to bring the issue to
> the attention of those that can fix it? Does anyone have a contact
> that could speed up getting Python 3.0 working?
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Daniel
> 
> [1]http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/
> thread/088491d5a0d86f1b
> """
Thanks very much. It's good to see Python users taking action that will
lead to benefits for all. Congratulations on taking the initiative.

regards
 Steve
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