You are sending in empty query terms, if you stop doing that, it will
stop reporting that error. for example, if you find on = and replace
with =x on your query, you get "Sorry, your query cannot be more than
140 characters long (it is 168 characters).".
I do not think you should be testing against the web search when the
intention is to use the API, they are not in perfect parity, and the
error messages do not seem to be perfectly accurate.
You get 140 url encoded characters to the search API, at least, that
is what my previous test showed. Anything outside of 140, would be
unpredictable, and not to be relied on.
Scott * If you contact me off list replace talklists@ with scott@ *
On Oct 17, 2009, at 9:24 PM, leonspencer wrote:
Continuing to go it along with the Advanced Search Tool to see what
defines the "query" and length of 140 chars. Latest try resulted in
the following response from the tool:
"You must enter a query. "
This is the query I entered from using the advanced search tool:
I used order groups of 20 digits to examine the length -