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USE ONLY FOR THE PYTHON REQUESTS LIBRARY. Requests is a full-featured Python HTTP library with an easy-to-use, logical API.

Based on the Stack Overflow python-requests tag

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Requests is an HTTP library written in Python under the Apache2 license.

It's meant to simplify HTTP 1.1 related tasks with several functionality out of the box. For example, there’s no need to manually add query strings to your URLs or to form-encode your POST data. Keep-alive and HTTP connection pooling are 100% automatic.


  • International Domains and URLs
  • Keep-Alive & Connection Pooling
  • Sessions with Cookie Persistence
  • Browser-style SSL Verification
  • Automatic Content Decoding
  • Basic/Digest Authentication
  • Elegant Key/Value Cookies
  • Automatic Decompression
  • Unicode Response Bodies
  • Multipart File Uploads
  • Streaming Downloads
  • Connection Timeouts
  • .netrc support
  • Chunked Requests
  • Python 2.6—3.8
  • Thread-safe.