Python HTTP POST

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at gmail.com
Wed Jul 17 22:26:54 CEST 2013


On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 4:15 PM, John Gordon <gordon at panix.com> wrote:

> In <00ec2f9b-fcae-428c-8932-163e653dd71b at googlegroups.com> Matt Graves <
> tunacubes at gmail.com> writes:
>
> > How would I submit a python HTTP POST request to... for example, go to
> > google.com, enter "Pie" into the search box and submit (Search)
>
> Something like this:
>
> import urllib
> import urllib2
>
> # the google form search input box is named 'q'
> data = { 'q': 'Pie' }
>
> response = urllib2.urlopen('http://google.com', urllib.urlencode(data))
> print response.read()
>
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Many people find urllib and urllib2 to be confusing.  There is a module
called requests which makes this stuff a lot easier.  ymmv

http://docs.python-requests.org/en/latest/

-- 
Joel Goldstick
http://joelgoldstick.com
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