urllib3 VS httplib2

Compare urllib3 vs httplib2 and see what are their differences.

urllib3

Python HTTP library with thread-safe connection pooling, file post support, user friendly, and more. (by urllib3)

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)
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urllib3 httplib2
4 1
2,879 433
1.4% 1.2%
9.1 6.5
6 days ago 10 days ago
Python Python
MIT License MIT License
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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 2021-12-30.

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.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing urllib3 and httplib2 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

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

Doublify API Toolkit

pycurl - PycURL - Python interface to libcurl

Bearer Python

txrequests - Asynchronous Python HTTP Requests for Humans using twisted

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