Communicating with a PHP script (and pretending I'm a browser)

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Thu Nov 13 20:41:46 CET 2014


In article <mailman.15778.1415890500.18130.python-list at python.org>,
 Lie Ryan <lie.1296 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 13/11/14 03:57, Larry Martell wrote:
> > We were all making this much harder than it is. I ended up doing this:
> >
> > wp = urllib.request.urlopen('http://php_page/?' + request.POST.urlencode())
> > pw = wp.read()

You can do this if you want, but it's much easier to use requests 
library (http://docs.python-requests.org/).  Compared to using the raw 
urllib stuff, requests makes it trivial to deal with argument encoding, 
cookie management, and a zillion other little details which will drive 
you crazy if you try to roll your own with urllib.



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