[python] How do you send an HTTP Get Web Request in Python?

I am having trouble sending data to a website and getting a response in Python. I have seen similar questions, but none of them seem to accomplish what I am aiming for.

This is my C# code I'm trying to port to Python:

    static void Request(Uri selectedUri)
    {
        HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(selectedUri);
        request.ServicePoint.BindIPEndPointDelegate = BindIPEndPointCallback;
        request.Method = "GET";
        request.Timeout = (int)Timeout.TotalMilliseconds;
        request.ReadWriteTimeout = (int)Timeout.TotalMilliseconds;
        request.CachePolicy = CachePolicy;
        request.UserAgent = UserAgent;

        using (HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse())
        {
            using (StreamReader responseReader = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream()))
            {
                string responseText = responseReader.ReadToEnd();
                File.WriteAllText(UrlFileName, responseText.Trim(), Encoding.ASCII);
            }
        }
     }

Here is my attempt in Python:

def request():
web = httplib.HTTPConnection('https://someurl.com');
headers = {"Content-type": "application/x-www-form-urlencoded", "Accept": "text/plain"}
web.request("GET", "/heartbeat.jsp", headers);
response = web.getresponse();
stream = ""; #something is wrong here

Any help would be appreciated!

This question is related to python http streamreader webrequest

The answer is


In Python, you can use urllib2 (http://docs.python.org/2/library/urllib2.html) to do all of that work for you.

Simply enough:

import urllib2
f =  urllib2.urlopen(url)
print f.read() 

Will print the received HTTP response.

To pass GET/POST parameters the urllib.urlencode() function can be used. For more information, you can refer to the Official Urllib2 Tutorial


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