cyclone.httpclient — Non-blocking HTTP client

Non-blocking HTTP client

cyclone.httpclient.fetch(url, *args, **kwargs)[source]

A non-blocking HTTP client.


d = httpclient.fetch("")

By default the client does not follow redirects on HTTP 301, 302, 303 or 307.


followRedirect: Boolean, to tell the client whether to follow redirects
or not. [default: False]
maxRedirects: Maximum number of redirects to follow. This is to avoid
infinite loops cause by misconfigured servers.
postdata: Data that accompanies the request. If a request method is not
set but postdata is, then it is automatically turned into a POST and the Content-Type is set to application/x-www-form-urlencoded.
headers: A python dictionary containing HTTP headers for this request.

Note that all values must be lists:

headers={"Content-Type": ["application/json"]}

The response is an object with the following attributes:

code: HTTP server response code.

phrase: Text that describe the response code. e.g.: 302 See Other

headers: Response headers

length: Content length

body: The data, untouched

proxy: A python tuple containing host string as first member and
port string as second member; describing which proxy to use when making request
class cyclone.httpclient.JsonRPC(url, *args, **kwargs)[source]

JSON-RPC client.

Once instantiated, may be used to make multiple calls to the server.


cli = httpclient.JsonRPC("http://localhost:8888/jsonrpc")
response1 = yield cli.echo("foobar")
response2 = yield cli.sort(["foo", "bar"])

Note that in the example above, echo and sort are remote methods provided by the server.

Optional parameters of httpclient.fetch may also be used.

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