A module from Python standard lib that defines classes which implement the client side of the HTTP and HTTPS protocols.
Python module providing a high-level interface for fetching data across the World Wide Web
"Basically - httplib is lower level while urllib is high-level"
from question "What is the difference between Python's httplib and urllib2?"
"I don t know why this works i can only assume that httplib is slightly better behaved than urllib"
from question "Python script won't read() after urlopen from localhost gae dev server -- Connection Reset By Peer"