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January 22, 2010
by Farmerjoecoledge
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Another twister for your Friday morning.TooMuchPi

January 22, 2010
by hevans
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Hi Farmerjoe,

Although a lot of great learning can come from figuring out these issues, this is a tricky enough problem that I'm gonna step in here. Python is still an evolving language, and because of that there are sometimes weird things that can come up between different versions. urllib.request was added as part of Python 3, and you are using python 2.6 which is still the most common version of Python out there. For Python 2.6 you need to use urllib.urlopen() to read data from urls. You can check out the documentation for urllib on python 2.6.

Hope that gets you going.

Humberto

January 22, 2010
by Farmerjoecoledge
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import urllib page = urllib.urlopen('http://www.google.com').read() print page

Hi Humberto,

I had a hell of a time finding this little piece of code. I lost the original one. But there it is and I've got my feeds back so all's good.

Grant

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