urllib3 is a powerful, sanity-friendly HTTP client for Python.
Much of the Python ecosystem already uses urllib3 and you should too. PyPI sees more than 60 million installs of urllib3 per month, only second to pip itself (which uses urllib3 too).
urllib3 brings many critical features that are missing from the Python standard libraries including thread safety, connection pooling, client-side SSL/TLS verification, file uploads with multipart encoding and more. For details see https://urllib3.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
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