[twill] add_auth

Titus Brown titus at caltech.edu
Wed Sep 20 00:31:15 PDT 2006

On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 08:04:55PM +0100, John J Lee wrote:
-> [...]
-> > (um, what the above paragraph means is: always use mechanize.Blah, not
-> > urllib2.Blah :-)
-> [...]
-> Just noticed this, also from mechanize page, but says it more clearly:
-> mechanize exports the complete interface of urllib2:
-> import mechanize
-> response = mechanize.urlopen("http://www.example.com/")
-> print response.read()
-> so anything you would normally import from urllib2 can (and should, by 
-> preference, to insulate you from future changes) be imported from 
-> mechanize instead. In many cases if you import an object from mechanize it 
-> will be the very same object you would get if you imported from urllib2. 
-> In many other cases, though, the implementation comes from mechanize, 
-> either because bug fixes have been applied or the functionality of urllib2 
-> has been extended in some way.

OK, I've swapped out all references to urllib2.

Stava, if you download 


the auth stuff now uses mechanize's auth handling.  It's still two
months behind John's latest mechanize (because I still have some custom
stuff that hasn't been integrated into mechanize) but it might work.


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