Are you perhaps making authenticated calls to the API but
calling account/rate_limit_status unauthenticated? or vis versa?

Abraham

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 13:55, mlecho <saltlessbr...@gmail.com> wrote:

> hi. i am building an api for a project, and a portion implements
> twitter. Cakephp is my framework. The problem i am having is despite
> my approach, i am getting
>
> {"request":"\/statuses\/user_timeline.xml?
> screen_name=user_screen_name_example","error":"Rate limit exceeded.
> Clients may not make more than 150 requests per hour."}
>
> However, if i query the twitter api to see how many requests i truly
> have left, i am no where near 150. I have in my controller var
> $cacheAction = "1800"; and i am using the Cache helper so as to limt
> the hits on the request...
>
> [[ the approaches]]
> The first attempt was to use the Twittersource from the bakery(http://
> bakery.cakephp.org/articles/view/twitter-datasource).
>
> The second approach was to curl the results through a custom method.
> function _getCurrentTweets($user = NULL)
>        {
>
>                $tw = curl_init();
>                curl_setopt($tw, CURLOPT_GET, 1);
>                if (!$user) {
>                        curl_setopt($tw, CURLOPT_URL,
> $this->Tweet->tweets);// ie:
> http://twitter.com/statuses/friends.xml?my_screen_name=101010
>                        curl_setopt($tw, CURLOPT_USERPWD,
> $this->Tweet->login);
>                }else
>                {
>
>                        $t_url = $this->Tweet->tweetsWithUser.$user;  // ie:
> http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline.xml?screen_name=$user
>                        curl_setopt($tw, CURLOPT_URL, $t_url);
>                }
>                curl_setopt($tw, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
>                $twi = curl_exec($tw);
>                curl_close($tw);
>
>                $tweeters = new SimpleXMLElement($twi);
>                return $tweeters;
>        }
>
>
> perhaps there is a bigger picture i am missing? I had thought this was
> a caching issue, but now i am not so sure.
>



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