On Tue, 8 Jun 2010 22:19:04 -0700 (PDT)
Hwee-Boon Yar <hweeb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> But if apps don't update and user sends a tweet which is just below
> 140 characters say, 139, and which contain a link(s) shorter than 19
> (or is it 20) characters will mysteriously fail. The user will wonder
> why the app doesn't let them send the tweet when their app clearly
> says it's still within 140 characters, because Twitter is now counting
> the longer 19/20 character t.co link.
> Is this considered a rare scenario?

The right way to do this for twitter would be to count the characters
submitted to the API, before twitter changes the content.

That way, the API acceptance of a well formed post is predictable.
Otherwise it's not, since an application really doesn't know what
twitter will do with the content.

> --
> Hwee-Boon
> On Jun 9, 12:18 pm, John Kalucki <j...@twitter.com> wrote:
> > Apps that don't update will continue to work, they will just display
> > something different than they do now.

Bernd Stramm

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