urllib3 VS httplib2

Compare urllib3 vs httplib2 and see what are their differences.


urllib3 is a user-friendly HTTP client library for Python (by urllib3)


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)
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urllib3 httplib2
21 1
3,655 483
0.6% 0.8%
9.2 0.8
7 days ago 7 months ago
Python Python
MIT License MIT License
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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 2024-04-02.


Posts with mentions or reviews of httplib2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning httplib2 yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

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

requests - A simple, yet elegant, HTTP library.

pycurl - PycURL - Python interface to libcurl

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

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

Tapioca-Wrapper - Python API client generator