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Why doesn't urllib show the right source

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>>> import urllib
>>> data=urllib.urlopen('http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html/').read()
>>> print data

When I do this in python it results in a 404 error saying the file is not found. The source is completely different from the actual page source.

So my question is how do I make python result in the correct page source?

Also, how would I write in a script to enter information in a website, such as entering a ticker symbol into the above mentioned website and extracting the results?
Jun 19 '11 #1
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