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,
represents one transaction with an HTTP server. It should be
instantiated passing it a host and optional port number. If no port
number is passed, the port is extracted from the host string if it has
host:port, else the default HTTP port (80) is used.
If no host is passed, no connection is made, and the
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)
HTTP instance has been connected to an HTTP server, it
should be used as follows:
endheaders()method (this can be omitted if step 4 makes no calls).
getfile()method and read the data off the file object that it returns.