How to do it...

Let us access https://www.python.org/ with our Pythonic minimal browser.

You may need to install urllib module for the relevant Python versions:

$ sudo pip2 install urllib  

Listing 4.1 explains the following code for a simple HTTP client:

#!/usr/bin/env python # Python Network Programming Cookbook -- Chapter - 4 # This program requires Python 3.5.2 or any later version # It may run on any other version with/without modifications. # # Follow the comments inline to make it run on Python 2.7.x. import argparse import urllib.request # Comment out the above line and uncomment the below for Python 2.7.x. #import urllib2 REMOTE_SERVER_HOST = 'http://www.cnn.com' class HTTPClient: def __init__(self, host): self.host = host def fetch(self): ...

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