Bug 57295

Summary: Python 2.1.1 urllib.py open_https() drops protocol
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Joe Antao <joefefifo>
Component: pythonAssignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd <teg>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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patches /usr/lib/python2.1/urllib.py none

Description Joe Antao 2001-12-08 21:35:07 EST
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Description of problem:
When retrieving an https web page using URLopener.open() in urllib, the
object returned is missing the protocol in its 'url' member.

Specifically, the class method open_https(), which is called from
URLopener.open(),drops the protocol.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
The following example is from an interactive python session:

$ python
Python 2.1.1 (#1, Aug 13 2001, 19:37:40) 
[GCC 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-96)] on linux2
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import urllib
>>> retriever = urllib.URLopener()
>>> webpage = retriever.open('http://www.yahoo.com')
>>> print webpage.url
>>> webpage = retriever.open('https://aims.parl.com')
>>> print webpage.url

Actual Results:  Notice that when retrieving a web page with http
protocol, the object returned has its protocol intact in its 'url' class

When retrieving a page using the https protocol, the protocol is missing
in the 'url' class member.

Expected Results:  The object returned from the https web page should
have the protocol included in its 'url' class member.

Additional info:

Bug is caused in urllib module located in /usr/lib/python2.1/urllib.py.

Comparing the open_http() and open_https() URLopener class methods, you can
see the difference (and cause of bug) in the return statement that calls

I will upload a patch to fix this.
Comment 1 Joe Antao 2001-12-08 21:36:22 EST
Created attachment 40188 [details]
patches /usr/lib/python2.1/urllib.py
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-08-14 12:50:39 EDT
Fixed in 2.2.1-16, and most likely other 2.2 versions as well.