[Twisted-web] Example http client in web2

David Reid dreid at dreid.org
Wed Feb 20 14:19:17 EST 2008

Hello good sir,

On Feb 20, 2008, at 3:08 AM, Brian Carmalt wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm trying to write a http client which supports GET,POST,HEAD and  
> DELETE using
> twisted.web2.

A noble goal.

> I have a searched, for most of a morning and can find no  
> documentation or
> examples, at least that is current.

There has never existed any serious documentation or examples of using  

> I did find something from dreid, but it dates from 2006 and the
> web2.client.HTTPClient he uses no longer exists in web2 version 0.2.
The twisted.web2.client.HTTPClient you're referring to never existed  
outside of a branch.  It was based heavily on zanshin and had several  
fatal flaws including not reusing any existing HTTP parsing code.

> Can anyone please point me in the right direction?

You're looking for twisted.web2.clienth.http.  However there is  
unfortunately no documentation and no examples and only a vague  
hypothesis about how to actually use it.

I'd be glad to help you either here or on irc (freenode.net  

Cleaning this up is something I do plan to do in the near future  
however it's possible I'll be hit by a car and die before I get the  

I hope this was somewhat helpful.


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