This module defines a class which implements the client side of the HTTP protocol. It is normally not used directly -- the module urllib uses it to handle URLs that use HTTP.
The module defines one class, HTTP:
host:port, else the default HTTP port (80) is used. If no host is passed, no connection is made, and the connect() method should be used to connect to a server. For example, the following calls all create instances that connect to the server at the same host and port:
>>> h1 = httplib.HTTP('www.cwi.nl') >>> h2 = httplib.HTTP('www.cwi.nl:80') >>> h3 = httplib.HTTP('www.cwi.nl', 80)
Once an HTTP instance has been connected to an HTTP server, it should be used as follows: