e.g. http://api.twitter.com/1/users/profile_image/raffi

On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 9:41 PM, WBC <wooden.brain.conce...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello all, please forgive a newbie here.
> I would like to accomplish one simple task as described in the
> title:   get the URL of a user profile picture by user name, in the
> context of a Mac application.  At this time (and in the foreseeable
> future) I have no interest in doing more with the API(s).
> I do not want to ask users to authenticate with their own accounts for
> this simple purpose, and I don't want to run into an application-based
> rate-limit for my distributed, desktop application.   I do plan to
> cache and honestly I can't imagine more than 50 calls a WEEK per IP
> for this purpose.
> I assume based on this from the FAQ:
> "The REST API does account- and IP-based rate limiting. Authenticated
> API calls are charged to the authenticating user's limit while
> unauthenticated API calls are deducted from the calling IP address'
> allotment."
> ... that the user's IP is the one "deducted" if unauthenticated, which
> is perfectly fine.
> But the search API requires authentication:
> http://api.twitter.com/1/users/search.xml?q=username
> I've spent quite a lot of time trying to figure this out already, so a
> simple "yes, you can do it and here's the URL" would be very kind.  (I
> can easily accomplish what I want just by parsing some HTML... but I
> thought I'd try to be legit about it ;-)
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Raffi Krikorian
Twitter Platform Team

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