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urllib2 does not seem to be able to handle META-REFRESH in an html
document. I just get back the html to the page that is supposed to forward
me to the intended page. Any way around this?

Jul 18 '05 #1
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Artificial Life wrote:
urllib2 does not seem to be able to handle META-REFRESH in an html
document. I just get back the html to the page that is supposed to forward
me to the intended page.
Right - urllib2 is for working with protocols (like HTTP) to transfer data,
whereas META-REFRESH is an application (browser) level "instructio n" *in* that
data. Compare this to a 302 HTTP response header (a simple redirect) - urllib2
can handle it because it is part of HTTP.
Any way around this?


Sure - META-REFRESH is an instruction to the browser, so have your code be the
browser: scan the HTML for the tag, extract the URL, and send that new URL off
to urllib2.

-Dave
Jul 18 '05 #2
Artificial Life schreef:
urllib2 does not seem to be able to handle META-REFRESH in an html
document. I just get back the html to the page that is supposed to
forward me to the intended page. Any way around this?


Have a look at the HTTPRefreshProc essor in ClientCookie:
<http://wwwsearch.sourc eforge.net/ClientCookie/doc.html>

--
JanC

"Be strict when sending and tolerant when receiving."
RFC 1958 - Architectural Principles of the Internet - section 3.9
Jul 18 '05 #3
JanC <us*********@ja nc.invalid> writes:
Artificial Life schreef:
urllib2 does not seem to be able to handle META-REFRESH in an html
document. I just get back the html to the page that is supposed to
forward me to the intended page. Any way around this?


Have a look at the HTTPRefreshProc essor in ClientCookie:
<http://wwwsearch.sourc eforge.net/ClientCookie/doc.html>


Be sure to read all the notes under "Notes about ClientCookie, urllib2
and cookielib" on this page:

http://wwwsearch.sourceforge.net/ClientCookie/
John
Jul 18 '05 #4

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