If you're using PHP/cUrl then specify the file as a normal post
parameter prepended with an ampersand.

Something along the lines of:
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, array('image'=>'/path/to/file/on/

On Aug 1, 11:35 am, mikey <mikexxx...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, I'm trying to allow users of my website to update their
> background using Basic Auth but for some reason it's not updating
> correctly.
> the API page says "Note that this method expects raw multipart data,
> not a URL to an image." so what I did was use PHP cURL to post to the
> xml file the following
> // first i get the stats of the image
> $image_url = url to image;
> $headers = get_headers($image_url,1);
> $file_type = $headers['Content-Type'];
> $length = $headers['Content-Length'];
> // this is what is sent in the curl postfields
> $postvars = "image=$image_url;filename=$filename;Content-Type:
> $file_type;content-length:$length";
> I'm not sure if I'm suppose to put the path from the current folder,
> or the path on the server.. I even tried the full URL but none worked.
> I'm pretty sure the problem is the image path because in the Response
> headers it has a 201 OK so Twitter didn't detect a problem.
> I've tried to search google and this group for help but I found
> nothing helpful. So I thought I could post a new topic. Any help is
> greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Mikey

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