[Tutor] fetching wikipedia articles

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Fri Jan 23 13:29:28 CET 2009

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 5:37 AM, Andre Engels <andreengels at gmail.com> wrote:

> Looking further I found that a 'cleaner' way to make the same change
> is to add to the code of URLopener (outside any method):
> version = '<whatever>'

You can do this without modifying the standard library source, by
  import urllib
  urllib.URLopener.version = '<whatever>'

The version string is used as the User-Agent, that is why this works at all.


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