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Using Urllib3 in Python

Urllib3 is a powerful HTTP client library for Python. It builds upon Python's built-in http.client module and provides features like connection pooling, SSL/TLS verification, and request retries. urllib3 offers a higher-level API compared to http.client and is commonly used for making secure and reliable HTTP requests in Python applications.

We've implemented a code sample that you can re-use to convert your HTML documents to PDF, JPG, PNG or WEBP using PDFShift and Python:

import json
import urllib3

def convert(api_key, params, endpoint='pdf'):
    We focused on making this function as simple as possible.
    Since PDFShift is a REST API, we just need to send a
    POST request to the endpoint by passing a set of custom parameters.
        api_key (str): Your API key.
        params (dict): A dictionary containing the parameters
                       you want to send to the API.
        endpoint (str): The type of conversion you want to perform
                        (pdf, png, jpg, webp)
        bytes | dict: Either the binary content of the PDF
                      or a dictionary containing the details
                      when filename/webhook are passed
    assert endpoint in ('pdf', 'png', 'jpg', 'webp')
    http = urllib3.PoolManager()
    url = f'{endpoint}'
    body = json.dumps(params).encode('utf-8')
    headers = urllib3.util.make_headers(
    headers['Content-Type'] = 'application/json'
    response = http.request('POST', url, headers=headers, body=body)
    if response.status >= 400:
        raise ValueError(f"Request failed with status code {response.status}: {'utf-8')}")
    if 'filename' in params or 'webhook' in params:
        return json.loads('utf-8'))

Here's how you can use the above code:

binary = convert('sk_XXXXXXXXXXXXXX', {'source': ''})
with open('result.pdf', 'wb') as f:

We've tested this code with the latest version of Urllib3 and it's ready to be used in your project.

But if you were to encounter any bugs or issues while running it (or if you want to suggest changes to improve the code), please contact us and we'll be happy to help you out.