[Tutor] urllib confusion

Clayton Kirkwood crk at godblessthe.us
Fri Nov 21 22:37:45 CET 2014

Hi all.


Got a general problem with url work. I've struggled through a lot of code
which uses urllib.[parse,request]* and urllib2. First q: I read someplace in
urllib documentation which makes it sound like either urllib or urllib2
modules are being deprecated in 3.5. Don't know if it's only part or whole.

I've read through a lot that says that urllib..urlopen needs urlencode,
and/or encode('utf-8') for byte conversion, but I've seen plenty of examples
where nothing is being encoded either way. I also have a sneeking suspicious
that urllib2 code does all of the encoding. I've read that if things aren't
encoded that I will get TypeError, yet I've seen plenty of examples where
there is no error and no encoding.


Why do so many examples seem to not encode? And not get TypeError? And yes,
for those of you who are about to suggest it, I have tried a lot of things
and read for many hours.








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