11.5.2 OpenerDirector Objects
OpenerDirector instances have the following methods:
handler should be an instance of BaseHandler. The
following methods are searched, and added to the possible chains.
- protocol_open() --
signal that the handler knows how to open protocol URLs.
- protocol_error_type() --
signal that the handler knows how to handle type errors from
Explicitly break cycles, and delete all the handlers.
Because the OpenerDirector needs to know the registered handlers,
and a handler needs to know who the OpenerDirector who called
it is, there is a reference cycle. Even though recent versions of Python
have cycle-collection, it is sometimes preferable to explicitly break
- open(url[, data])
Open the given url (which can be a request object or a string),
optionally passing the given data.
Arguments, return values and exceptions raised are the same as those
of urlopen() (which simply calls the open() method
on the default installed OpenerDirector.
Handle an error in a given protocol. This will call the registered
error handlers for the given protocol with the given arguments (which
are protocol specific). The HTTP protocol is a special case which
uses the HTTP response code to determine the specific error handler;
refer to the http_error_*() methods of the handler classes.
Return values and exceptions raised are the same as those
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