[Tutor] urlopen: where are the results?
kermit at polaris.net
Fri Mar 24 17:27:26 CET 2006
From: Alan Gauld
Date: 03/23/06 11:34:33
To: Kermit Rose; Danny Yoo
Cc: tutor at python.org
Subject: Re: [Tutor] urlopen: where are the results?
Did you look at the url2lib documentation?
I thought I had, but I did not see the examples.
I did not know enough to make sense of the documentation.
So I thought that I would just try running the urlopen and see what happened
>>> import urllib2
>>> f = urllib2.urlopen('http://www.python.org/')
>>> print f.read(100)
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
Which shows how to open and read a web page.
Thanks. I've experimented with the code you've shown me. I feel
comfortable with it now.
And if you went to the index and click 'f' you will find a link
to 'file object' which gives you the list of methods you can call
on file objects. (Admittedly not all of them work on file-like
objects, but most will)
How do I get to the index??
I admit learning how to use the Python document set is not intuitive
but it's worth persevering and the Module Index is invaluable.
Eventually I will become expert. Thanks for your help.
Kermit < kermit at polaris.net >
Author of the learn to program web tutor
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