Kube Kubow Kube Kubow - 1 month ago 24
Python Question

python requests http response 500 (site can be reached in browser)

I am trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong here, but I keep getting lost...

In python 2.7, I'm running following code:

>>> import requests
>>> req = requests.request('GET', 'https://www.zomato.com/praha/caf%C3%A9-a-restaurant-z%C3%A1ti%C5%A1%C3%AD-kunratice-praha-4/daily-menu')
>>> req.content
'<html><body><h1>500 Server Error</h1>\nAn internal server error occured.\n</body></html>\n'


If I open this one in browser, it responds properly. I was digging around and found similar one with urllib library (500 error with urllib.request.urlopen), however I am not able to adapt it, even more I would like to use requests here.

I might be hitting here some missing proxy setting, as suggested for example here (Perl File::Fetch Failed HTTP response: 500 Internal Server Error), but can someone explain me, what is the proper workaround with this one?

Answer

One thing that is different with the browser request is the User-Agent; however you can alter it using requests like this:

url = 'https://www.zomato.com/praha/caf%C3%A9-a-restaurant-z%C3%A1ti%C5%A1%C3%AD-kunratice-praha-4/daily-menu'
headers = {'User-Agent': 'Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/54.0.2840.90 Safari/537.36'}
response = requests.get(url, headers=headers)
print(response.status_code) #should be 200
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