Import error: No module name urllib2


Question

Here's my code:

import urllib2.request

response = urllib2.urlopen("http://www.google.com")
html = response.read()
print(html)

Any help?

1
409
1/17/2018 6:05:59 AM

Accepted Answer

As stated in the urllib2 documentation:

The urllib2 module has been split across several modules in Python 3 named urllib.request and urllib.error. The 2to3 tool will automatically adapt imports when converting your sources to Python 3.

So you should instead be saying

from urllib.request import urlopen
html = urlopen("http://www.google.com/").read()
print(html)

Your current, now-edited code sample is incorrect because you are saying urllib.urlopen("http://www.google.com/") instead of just urlopen("http://www.google.com/").

543
8/28/2019 10:47:26 PM

For a script working with Python 2 (tested versions 2.7.3 and 2.6.8) and Python 3 (3.2.3 and 3.3.2+) try:

#! /usr/bin/env python

try:
    # For Python 3.0 and later
    from urllib.request import urlopen
except ImportError:
    # Fall back to Python 2's urllib2
    from urllib2 import urlopen

html = urlopen("http://www.google.com/")
print(html.read())

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