How do I correctly download Wikipedia pages?

Stephen Hansen apt.shansen at
Thu Nov 26 05:04:00 CET 2009

2009/11/25 Steven D'Aprano <steven at>

> I'm trying to scrape a Wikipedia page from Python. Following instructions
> here:
Have you checked out

Its not just via urllib, but I've scraped several MediaWiki-based sites with
the software successfully.

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