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urllib3

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urllib3 is a powerful, sanity-friendly HTTP client for Python. Much of the Python ecosystem already uses urllib3 and you should too. urllib3 brings many critical features that are missing from the Python standard libraries:

  • Thread safety.
  • Connection pooling.
  • Client-side SSL/TLS verification.
  • File uploads with multipart encoding.
  • Helpers for retrying requests and dealing with HTTP redirects.
  • Support for gzip and deflate encoding.
  • Proxy support for HTTP and SOCKS.
  • 100% test coverage.

urllib3 is powerful and easy to use:

>>> import urllib3
>>> http = urllib3.PoolManager()
>>> r = http.request('GET', 'http://httpbin.org/robots.txt')
>>> r.status
200
>>> r.data
'User-agent: *\nDisallow: /deny\n'

Installing

urllib3 can be installed with pip:

$ pip install urllib3

Alternatively, you can grab the latest source code from GitHub:

$ git clone git://github.com/shazow/urllib3.git
$ python setup.py install

Documentation

urllib3 has usage and reference documentation at urllib3.readthedocs.io.

Contributing

urllib3 happily accepts contributions. Please see our contributing documentation for some tips on getting started.

Maintainers

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Sponsorship

If your company benefits from this library, please consider sponsoring its development.

Sponsors include:

  • Akamai (2017-present), sponsors @haikuginger's work on an ongoing basis
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (2016-2017), sponsored @Lukasa’s work on urllib3