That would make sense. Thank you for your help.

On Aug 31, 4:09 pm, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com>
wrote:
> 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=jsonp12...
> > .
> > 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?
>
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