HTTPX is a fully featured HTTP client for Python 3, which provides sync and async APIs, and support for both HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2.
HTTPX should currently be considered in beta.
We believe we’ve got the public API to a stable point now, but would strongly recommend pinning your dependencies to the 0.11.* release, so that you’re able to properly review API changes between package updates.
A 1.0 release is expected to be issued sometime on or before April 2020.
Let’s get started…
>>>importhttpx>>>r=httpx.get(‘https://www.example.org/’)>>>r<Response[200OK]>>>>r.status_code200>>>r.headers[‘content-type’]’text/html; charset=UTF-8′>>>r.text'<!doctype html>\n<html>\n<head>\n<title>Example Domain</title>…’
HTTPX is a high performance asynchronous HTTP client, that builds on the
well-established usability of requests, and gives you:
Plus all the standard features of requests…
- 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
For a run-through of all the basics, head over to the QuickStart.
For more advanced topics, see the Advanced Usage section,
the async support section, or the HTTP/2 section.
The Developer Interface provides a comprehensive API reference.
The HTTPX project relies on these excellent libraries:
- urllib3 – Sync client support.
- h11 – HTTP/1.1 support.
- h2 – HTTP/2 support.
- certifi – SSL certificates.
- chardet – Fallback auto-detection for response encoding.
- hstspreload – determines whether IDNA-encoded host should be only accessed via HTTPS.
- idna – Internationalized domain name support.
- rfc3986 – URL parsing & normalization.
- brotlipy – Decoding for “brotli” compressed responses. (Optional)
A huge amount of credit is due to requests for the API layout that
much of this work follows, as well as to urllib3 for plenty of design
inspiration around the lower-level networking details.
Install with pip:
HTTPX requires Python 3.6+