Raffi, One solution, which I know won't win the popularity prize, is for Twitter to relax its XAuth restrictions and allow web apps to use full OAuth and/or XAuth, depending on what works best for them.
In my case, I will still use full OAuth because it's so much better than dealing with Twitter credential issues. But, I will add a small link below the Twitter authorize button on my site that says something like, "Can't get to Twitter.com?" which then leads to a username- password entry form, and then triggers an XAuth authorization. On Apr 26, 12:34 am, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote: > before this gets out of hand - i, personally, am very sensitive to these > issues. i've been spending some brain power trying to come up with a > solution. if people have suggestions, then please feel free to reach out to > me personally and off list. > > > > > > On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 7:54 PM, Ron B <rbther...@gmail.com> wrote: > > China's policy didn't just recently change, Twitter's did. So it is > > Twitter telling us that we may not be able to support China and other > > firewall blocked countries any longer. It is, after all, within > > Twitter's power to continue to support Basic Auth. It is their > > conscious decision not to, despite the significant negative > > ramifications being brought to their attention. > > > In an earlier comment from Twitter: " twitter.com is trying to drive > > people to understand and discover what's going on in the world." No > > one in the world needs to "understand and discover what's going on" > > more than the people of these communist-block countries that otherwise > > see only what their governments allow them to see. It is unfortunate > > that Twitter plans to turn their back on them. Then again, what's a > > billion people here or there?... > > > On Apr 25, 9:04 pm, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > It is not twitter telling you it is China. > > > > -- > > > Little androids dreaming of Nexus Ones compiled this text. > > > > On Apr 25, 2010 6:53 PM, "Dewald Pretorius" <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Raffi, > > > > We really need a resolution for this issue before Basic Auth is > > > deprecated. > > > > It sounds as if Twitter is telling developers of web apps that they > > > cannot provide service to Chinese users, and other users behind > > > firewalls that block access to twitter.com. But that can't be right, > > > can it? > > > > On Apr 25, 4:49 am, jaronbarends <jaronbare...@gmail.com> wrote:> I > > moved my web based app from ba... > > > > This issue has discussed in this group before here: > > > >https://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk/browse_threa... > > > > > Being a frontend developer, I may have misunderstood the outcome of > > > > that discussion (I certain... > > > > -- > > > Subscription settings: > >http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk/subscribe?hl=en > > -- > Raffi Krikorian > Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/raffi