October 28, 2019

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Requests 3.0, for Humans and Machines, alike.

repo name kennethreitz-archive/requests3
repo link https://github.com/kennethreitz-archive/requests3
homepage https://3.python-requests.org/
language Python
size (curr.) 9967 kB
stars (curr.) 809
created 2019-04-18
license Other

Requests III: HTTP for Humans and Machines, alike.

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Requests III is an HTTP library for Python, built for Humans and Machines, alike. This repository is a work in progress, and the expected release timeline is “before PyCon 2020”.


Behold, the power of Requests III:

>>> from requests import HTTPSession

# Make a connection pool.
>>> http = HTTPSession()

# Make a request.
>>> r = http.request('get', 'https://httpbin.org/ip')

# View response data.
>>> r.json()
{'ip': ''}


Requests III allows you to send organic, grass-fed HTTP/1.1 & HTTP/2 (wip) requests, without the need for manual thought-labor. There’s no need to add query strings to your URLs, or to form-encode your POST data. Keep-alive and HTTP connection pooling are 100% automatic, as well.

Besides, all the cool kids are doing it. Requests is one of the most downloaded Python packages of all time, pulling in over ~1.6 million installations per day!

Feature Support

Requests III is ready for today’s web.

  • Support for H11 & H2 protocols.
  • Type-annotations for all public-facing APIs.
  • Better defaults; required timeouts.
  • async/await keyword & asyncio support.
  • Compability with Python 3.6+.

While retaining all the features of Requests Classic:

  • International Domains and URLs
  • Keep-Alive & Connection Pooling
  • Sessions with Cookie Persistence
  • Browser-style SSL Verification
  • Basic/Digest Authentication
  • Elegant Key/Value Cookies
  • Automatic Decompression
  • Automatic Content Decoding
  • Unicode Response Bodies
  • Multipart File Uploads
  • HTTP(S) Proxy Support
  • Connection Timeouts
  • Streaming Downloads
  • .netrc Support
  • Chunked Requests

Satisfaction guaranteed.


Fantastic documentation is available at http://3.python-requests.org/, for a limited time only.

How to Contribute

  1. Become more familiar with the project by reading our Contributor’s Guide and our development philosophy.
  2. Check for open issues or open a fresh issue to start a discussion around a feature idea or a bug. There is a Contributor Friendly tag for issues that should be ideal for people who are not very familiar with the codebase yet.
  3. Fork the repository on GitHub to start making your changes to the master branch (or branch off of it).
  4. Write a test which shows that the bug was fixed or that the feature works as expected.
  5. Send a pull request and bug the maintainer until it gets merged and published. :) Make sure to add yourself to AUTHORS.
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