Python Language Decode received bytes according to content type encoding


Example

The received bytes have to be decoded with the correct character encoding to be interpreted as text:

Python 3.x3.0
import urllib.request

response = urllib.request.urlopen("http://stackoverflow.com/")
data = response.read()

encoding = response.info().get_content_charset()
html = data.decode(encoding)
Python 2.x2.7
import urllib2
response = urllib2.urlopen("http://stackoverflow.com/")
data = response.read()

encoding = response.info().getencoding()
html = data.decode(encoding)