I'm building an app that uses the atom search API to retrieve recent posts which contain a specific keyword. The API docs say:
"Clients may request up to 1,500 statuses via the page and rpp parameters for the search method." But this 1500 hits per search cannot be done in a single request because of the "rpp" limit. Instead I have to perform 15 sequential requests in order to get only 100 items returned on each page ... for a total of 1500 items. This is certainly a good way to increase the server load, since 15 connections at 100 results each takes far more server resources than 1 connection returring all 1500 results. Therefore I'm wondering if I'm misunderstanding something here, or if this is really the only way I can get the maximum of 1500 items via atom search?