[Tutor] Getting HTTP response codes
kent37 at tds.net
Tue Jan 30 18:05:34 CET 2007
William O'Higgins Witteman wrote:
> I am looking to get the HTTP response from a URI - 200, 404, etc. I'm
> not sure which module I should look at. I've looked at urllib and
> urllib2, but they only seem to provide this information in Exceptions,
> and then only if there is an error. That's fine if I'm only looking for
> implicit 200's, but I'm actually looking for the HTTP response code.
> I initially thought that httplib would be the way to go, but it does not
> seems to be very user-friendly. There seems to be a class for HTTP
> response codes, but I don't know how to use it. Can anyone point the
> way? Thanks.
I have done this using httplib.HTTPConnection. Here is a snippet.
self.server is e.g. 'www.google.com'; self.path is the rest of the URL
starting with '/':
conn = HTTPConnection(self.server)
resp = conn.getresponse()
data = resp.read()
status = resp.status
if status == 200:
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