httplib2 VS urllib3

Compare httplib2 vs urllib3 and see what are their differences.

httplib2

Small, fast HTTP client library for Python. Features persistent connections, cache, and Google App Engine support. Originally written by Joe Gregorio, now supported by community. (by httplib2)

urllib3

Python HTTP library with thread-safe connection pooling, file post support, user friendly, and more. (by urllib3)
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httplib2 urllib3
1 2
428 2,846
1.4% 0.8%
6.7 9.2
18 days ago 8 days ago
Python Python
MIT License MIT License
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httplib2

Posts with mentions or reviews of httplib2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.
  • Faster python app
    1 project | reddit.com/r/Python | 1 May 2021
    That’s a terrible way to cache a http request. It completely ignores any cache information that the server sends and just blindly stores the result. If you want http caching httplib2 will do it properly.

urllib3

Posts with mentions or reviews of urllib3. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-07.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing httplib2 and urllib3 you can also consider the following projects:

requests - A simple, yet elegant, HTTP library.

grequests - Requests + Gevent = <3

Uplink - A Declarative HTTP Client for Python

Doublify API Toolkit

requests-futures - Asynchronous Python HTTP Requests for Humans using Futures

Bearer Python

treq - Python requests like API built on top of Twisted's HTTP client.

txrequests - Asynchronous Python HTTP Requests for Humans using twisted

kiss-headers - 💡Python package for HTTP/1.1 style headers. Parse headers to objects. Most advanced available structure for http headers.