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requests 0.6.0

Python HTTP for Humans.

Latest Version: 2.2.1

Requests is an ISC Licensed HTTP library, written in Python, for human beings.

Most existing Python modules for sending HTTP requests are extremely verbose and cumbersome. Python's builtin urllib2 module provides most of the HTTP capabilities you should need, but the api is thoroughly broken. It requires an enormous amount of work (even method overrides) to perform the simplest of tasks.

Things shouldn't be this way. Not in Python.

>>> r = requests.get('https://api.github.com', auth=('user', 'pass'))
>>> r.status_code
204
>>> r.headers['content-type']
'application/json'
>>> r.content
...

See the same code, without Requests.

Requests allow you to send HEAD, GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, and DELETE HTTP requests. You can add headers, form data, multipart files, and parameters with simple Python dictionaries, and access the response data in the same way. It's powered by urllib2, but it does all the hard work and crazy hacks for you.

Features

  • Extremely simple HEAD, GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, DELETE Requests
    • Simple HTTP Header Request Attachment
    • Simple Data/Params Request Attachment
    • Simple Multipart File Uploads
    • CookieJar Support
    • Redirection History
    • Proxy Support
    • Redirection Recursion Urllib Fix
    • Auto Decompression of GZipped Content
    • Unicode URL Support
  • Simple Authentication
    • Simple URL + HTTP Auth Registry

Usage

It couldn't be simpler.

>>> import requests
>>> r = requests.get('http://google.com')

HTTPS? Basic Authentication?

>>> r = requests.get('https://httpbin.ep.io/basic-auth/user/pass')
>>> r.status_code
401

Uh oh, we're not authorized! Let's add authentication.

>>> r = requests.get('https://httpbin.ep.io/basic-auth/user/pass', auth=('user', 'pass'))

>>> r.status_code
200

>>> r.headers['content-type']
'application/json'

>>> r.content
'{"authenticated": true, "user": "user"}'

Installation

To install requests, simply:

$ pip install requests

Or, if you absolutely must:

$ easy_install requests

But, you really shouldn't do that.

Contribute

If you'd like to contribute, simply fork the repository, commit your changes to the develop branch (or branch off of it), and send a pull request. Make sure you add yourself to AUTHORS.

History

0.6.1 (2011-08-20)

  • Enhanced status codes experience \o/
  • Set a maximum number of redirects (settings.max_redirects)
  • Full Unicode URL support
  • Support for protocol-less redirects.
  • Allow for arbitrary request types.
  • Bugfixes

0.6.0 (2011-08-17)

  • New callback hook system
  • New persistient sessions object and context manager
  • Transparent Dict-cookie handling
  • Status code reference object
  • Removed Response.cached
  • Added Response.request
  • All args are kwargs
  • Relative redirect support
  • HTTPError handling improvements
  • Improved https testing
  • Bugfixes

0.5.1 (2011-07-23)

  • International Domain Name Support!
  • Access headers without fetching entire body (read())
  • Use lists as dicts for parameters
  • Add Forced Basic Authentication
  • Forced Basic is default authentication type
  • python-requests.org default User-Agent header
  • CaseInsensitiveDict lower-case caching
  • Response.history bugfix

0.5.0 (2011-06-21)

  • PATCH Support
  • Support for Proxies
  • HTTPBin Test Suite
  • Redirect Fixes
  • settings.verbose stream writing
  • Querystrings for all methods
  • URLErrors (Connection Refused, Timeout, Invalid URLs) are treated as explicity raised r.requests.get('hwe://blah'); r.raise_for_status()

0.4.1 (2011-05-22)

  • Improved Redirection Handling
  • New 'allow_redirects' param for following non-GET/HEAD Redirects
  • Settings module refactoring

0.4.0 (2011-05-15)

  • Response.history: list of redirected responses
  • Case-Insensitive Header Dictionaries!
  • Unicode URLs

0.3.4 (2011-05-14)

  • Urllib2 HTTPAuthentication Recursion fix (Basic/Digest)
  • Internal Refactor
  • Bytes data upload Bugfix

0.3.3 (2011-05-12)

  • Request timeouts
  • Unicode url-encoded data
  • Settings context manager and module

0.3.2 (2011-04-15)

  • Automatic Decompression of GZip Encoded Content
  • AutoAuth Support for Tupled HTTP Auth

0.3.1 (2011-04-01)

  • Cookie Changes
  • Response.read()
  • Poster fix

0.3.0 (2011-02-25)

  • Automatic Authentication API Change

  • Smarter Query URL Parameterization

  • Allow file uploads and POST data together

  • New Authentication Manager System
    • Simpler Basic HTTP System
    • Supports all build-in urllib2 Auths
    • Allows for custom Auth Handlers

0.2.4 (2011-02-19)

  • Python 2.5 Support
  • PyPy-c v1.4 Support
  • Auto-Authentication tests
  • Improved Request object constructor

0.2.3 (2011-02-15)

  • New HTTPHandling Methods
    • Reponse.__nonzero__ (false if bad HTTP Status)
    • Response.ok (True if expected HTTP Status)
    • Response.error (Logged HTTPError if bad HTTP Status)
    • Reponse.raise_for_status() (Raises stored HTTPError)

0.2.2 (2011-02-14)

  • Still handles request in the event of an HTTPError. (Issue #2)
  • Eventlet and Gevent Monkeypatch support.
  • Cookie Support (Issue #1)

0.2.1 (2011-02-14)

  • Added file attribute to POST and PUT requests for multipart-encode file uploads.
  • Added Request.url attribute for context and redirects

0.2.0 (2011-02-14)

  • Birth!

0.0.1 (2011-02-13)

  • Frustration
  • Conception
 
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