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convenience functions for working with URLs

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  • NetrcHTTPPasswordMgr: a subclass of HTTPPasswordMgrWithDefaultRealm that consults the .netrc file if no overriding credentials have been stored.
  • URL: factory accepting a URL string returning a str subclass instance with methods and properties to access properties of the URL

– .NODE: fetch and parse content, return the sole node named “NODE”; example: .TITLE

– .NODEs: fetch and parse content, return all the nodes named “NODE”; example: .Ps

– .basename: the basename of the URL path

– .baseurl: the base URL for this document

– .content: the content of the document

– .content_type: the URL Content-Type

– .dirname: the dirname of the URL path

– .domain: the hostname part with the first component stripped

– .feedparsed: a parse of the content via the feedparser module

– .find_all(): call BeautifulSoup’s find_all on the parsed content

– .flush: forget all cached content

– .fragment: URL fragment as returned by urlparse.urlparse

– .hostname: the hostname part

– .hrefs(self, absolute=False): return all URLs cited as href= attributes

– .netloc: URL netloc as returned by urlparse.urlparse

– .page_title: the page title, possibly the empty string

– .params: URL params as returned by urlparse.urlparse

– .parent: parent URL, the .dirname resolved

– .parsed: URL content parsed as HTML by BeautifulSoup

– .parts: URL parsed into parts by urlparse.urlparse

– .password: URL password as returned by urlparse.urlparse

– .path: URL path as returned by urlparse.urlparse

– .path_elements: the non-empty path components

– .port: URL port as returned by urlparse.urlparse

– .query: URL query as returned by urlparse.urlparse

– .scheme: URL scheme as returned by urlparse.urlparse

– .srcs: return all URLs cited as src= attributes

– .username: URL username as returned by urlparse.urlparse

– .xml: content parsed and return as an ElementTree.XML

– .xml_find_all(self, match): convenience method to call ElementTree.XML’s .findall() method

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