urlopen returns forbidden

monkeys paw monkey at joemoney.net
Mon Feb 28 00:38:49 EST 2011

I have a working urlopen routine which opens
a url, parses it for <a> tags and prints out
the links in the page. On some sites, wikipedia for
instance, i get a

HTTP error 403, forbidden.

What is the difference in accessing the site through a web browser
and opening/reading the URL with python urllib2.urlopen?

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