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Convert an HTML document to PDF from a URL in Python with httplib2

In this guide, we'll show you how to convert HTML documents to PDFs using PDFShift's API. This is a straightforward process that can be accomplished with just a few lines of Python code.

import httplib2, json, base64

# You can get an API key at
api_key = 'sk_xxxxxxxxxxxx'

params = {
    'source': '',

http = httplib2.Http()
response, content = http.request(
        'Content-Type': 'application/json',
        'Authorization': 'Basic ' + base64.b64encode(f'api:{api_key}'.encode('utf-8')).decode('utf-8')

if response.status >= 400:
    raise ValueError(f"Request failed with status code {response.status}: {content.decode('utf-8')}")

with open('result.pdf', 'wb') as f:

print('The PDF document was generated and saved to result.pdf')

With this Python script, you can effortlessly convert HTML documents from a URL to PDF files using PDFShift's API. Happy coding!

For further details on the source property and its usage, please refer to our dedicated documentation.

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