We think we've identified this bug -- when you've run out of your 150 requests per hour limits on a public resource, instead of giving you the "rate limited" error -- we're throwing you an authentication challenge instead. We're continuing to investigate and will update everyone when the status changes.
Thanks for helping us find this! Taylor On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:04 PM, David "Markus" Hasselberg < darkwingsabl...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thank you for your reply. > > Shortly after i submitted my question, it started working, but it was > not working two hours today, from about 12:00 pm (possibly earlier) to > 2:00 pm/ > > The URL i was requesting was > > http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.json?callback=jsonp1283284871369&screen_name=eprinews&count=3&page=1&include_rts=1 > . > Requests are succeeding now, but i was getting error 53 before. I > would like to understand what happened. > > Thanks again. > > On Aug 31, 3:08 pm, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> > wrote: > > As long as you are requesting from the correct end point: > > > > http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/public_timeline.xml(or .json) without > any > > authentication credentials, this should continue working for you. > > > > If it isn't, could you provide HTTP traces of your entire connection > > sequence, complete with the URL you are executing, all HTTP headers sent > and > > received? > > > > Thanks, > > Taylor > > > > On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 10:52 AM, David "Markus" Hasselberg < > > > > > > > > darkwingsabl...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I have developed a webpage that reads from a public user_timeline. > > > Starting today, August 31st, i receive error 53 "Basic authentication > > > is not supported." I understand that OAuth is now used instead of HTTP > > > authentication, but public timelines should still not require any > > > authentication, correct? > > > > > -- > > > Twitter developer documentation and resources: > http://dev.twitter.com/doc > > > API updates via Twitter:http://twitter.com/twitterapi > > > Issues/Enhancements Tracker: > > >http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > > > Change your membership to this group: > > >http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk?hl=en > > -- > Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc > API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi > Issues/Enhancements Tracker: > http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > Change your membership to this group: > http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk?hl=en > -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk?hl=en