There are many elements to Twitter, the API, and the stack the runs the whole site. It is possible, though rare, that you'll see this error in other conditions.
Looking at your signature base string here, I notice that you don't include a separator between the URL you are executing and the parameters -- that first %26 you have in your signature base string shouldn't be encoded.. it should just be "&" as it works as a separator between portions: $HTTP_METHOD + "&" percent_encoded($REQUEST_URI) + "&" percent_encoded($URL_ENCODED_PARAMETERS) Taylor On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 12:03 PM, Tom van der Woerdt <i...@tvdw.eu> wrote: > On 8/18/10 8:24 PM, Mukha Mudra wrote: > > Hi All, > > I just began to connect a Symbian application to Twitter via > > the REST API. > > > > The base URL used in signature is as follows > > POST&%3A%2F%2Fapi.twitter.com%2Foauth%2Frequest_token > > %26oauth_consumer_key%3D*************************** > > %26oauth_signature_method%3DHMAC-SHA1%26oauth_timestamp > > %3D1282155396%26oauth_nonce%3Dkh511263264 > > > > In response i get the Twitter Over Capacity html page. > > > > Since I have just begun , I am not sure that apart from server > > overloading , by any chance, does a wrong invocation of the API also > > gives this error. > > > > Regards > > Biju > > It does not. > > Tom >