urlopen returns forbidden

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Feb 28 12:44:10 EST 2011

On 2/28/2011 10:21 AM, Grant Edwards wrote:

> As somebody else has already said, if the site provides an API that
> they want you to use you should do so rather than hammering their web
> server with a screen-scraper.

If there any generic method for finding out 'if the site provides an 
API" and specifically, how to find Wikipedia's?

I looked as the Wikipedia articles on API and web services and did not 
find any mention of thiers (though there is one for Amazon).

Terry Jan Reedy

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