Get the description of a status code in Python Requests
I would like to be able to enter a server response code and have Requests tell me what the code means. For example, code 200 --> ok
I found a link to the source code which shows the dictionary structure of the codes and descriptions. I see that Requests will return a response code for a given description:
print requests.codes.processing # returns 102 print requests.codes.ok # returns 200 print requests.codes.not_found # returns 404
But not the other way around:
print requests.codes # returns None print requests.codes.viewkeys() # returns dict_keys() print requests.codes.keys() # returns 
I thought this would be a routine task, but cannot seem to find an answer to this in online searching, or in the documentation.
>>> import requests >>> requests.status_codes._codes ('ok', 'okay', 'all_ok', 'all_okay', 'all_good', '\\o/', '\xe2\x9c\x93')
The first value in the tuple is used as the conventional code key.
Alternatively, in case of Python 2.x, you can use httplib.responses:
>>> import httplib >>> httplib.responses 'OK' >>> httplib.responses 'Not Found'
In Python 3.x, use http module:
In : from http.client import responses In : responses Out: 'OK' In : responses Out: 'Not Found'
works nicely and makes it more readable in my application code
You could see all the supported keys with - dir(requests.status_codes.codes)
When using in combination with FLASK:
i like use following enum from flask-api plugin from flask_api import status where i get more descriptive version of HTTP status codes as in -