Python – How to send a custom header with urllib2 in a HTTP Request


I want to send a custom "Accept" header in my request when using urllib2.urlopen(..). How do I do that?

Best Solution

Not quite. Creating a Request object does not actually send the request, and Request objects have no Read() method. (Also: read() is lowercase.) All you need to do is pass the Request as the first argument to urlopen() and that will give you your response.

import urllib2
request = urllib2.Request("", headers={"Accept" : "text/html"})
contents = urllib2.urlopen(request).read()