[Tutor] Fwd: urllib2.urlopen(url)

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Fri Apr 18 17:33:31 CEST 2008

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Monika Jisswel <monjissvel at googlemail.com>

> Hi,
> can i stop urllib2.urlopen() from  following redirects automatically ?

There doesn't seem to be an easy way to do this.  Probably the simplest way
is to create a subclass of  HTTPRedirectHandler that does nothing and build
an opener that uses that.

> one more question i had in mind, the function urllib2.urlopen.geturl()
> does get me what i want but does it do the download of the page i  was
> redirected to ?  or just downloads the initial page that actually does the
> redirect  ?

It gets the page you were redirected to.

If you want  access to the redirect code, see the note about Universal Feed
Parser here:

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