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. An HTTP instance 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 the form 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)