thanks, that did the trick for reading the timeline. Now I'm having
problems writing to the account.
Any ideas?

basestring:
POST&http%3A%2F%2Fapi.twitter.com%2F1%2Fstatuses%2Fupdate.xml&
oauth_consumer_key%3DXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx%26
oauth_nonce%3D444E51674F345149343D3D6A4D54304D%26
oauth_signature_method%3DHMAC-SHA1%26
oauth_timestamp%3D1284482849%26
oauth_token%3DYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY%26
oauth_version%3D1.0%26
status%3Dsetting%2520up%2520my%2520twitter


Post:
POST /1/statuses/update.xml? HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Authorization: OAuth oauth_nonce="444E51674F345149343D3D6A4D54304D",
 oauth_signature_method="HMAC-SHA1", oauth_timestamp="1284482849",
 oauth_consumer_key="XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
oauth_token="YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYy",
 oauth_signature="ImTblfpYy7xD%2FZBk7%2BqPqwgILqU%3D",
oauth_version="1.0"
Content-Length: 28

status=setting+up+my+twitter






On Sep 10, 3:57 pm, Tom van der Woerdt <i...@tvdw.eu> wrote:
> You should encode the values in the Authorization: header.
>
> Tom
>
> On 9/10/10 11:50 PM, MTCoder wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > i have written code (working code for a client app) up to the point of
> > posting/reading to a twitter timeline.
> > The user has allowed my app access and i have the token and token
> > secret.
> > Also i have double checked the signature and everything else and they
> > all seem correct 
> > (http://hueniverse.com/2008/10/beginners-guide-to-oauth-part-iv-signin...
> > is a awesome for this).
>
> > Now my problem:
> > whenever i call to get the timeline or post a new status to the
> > timeline i get the return of
> > "Status: 500 Internal Server Error" in the response header and the
> > body is an html page saying "Something is technically wrong."
>
> > So is them my problem or Twitters?
>
> > base string:
> > GET&http%3A%2F%2Fapi.twitter.com%2F1%2Fstatuses
> > %2Fhome_timeline.xml&oauth_consumer_key%3DKKKKKKKKKKKKK%26oauth_nonce
> > %3D4E3431495445554D4E413D344E44443D%26oauth_signature_method%3DHMAC-
> > SHA1%26oauth_timestamp%3D1284154584%26oauth_token%3DTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
> > %26oauth_version%3D1.0
>
> > my request:
>
> > GET /1/statuses/home_timeline.xml HTTP/1.1
> > Authorization: OAuth realm="",
> > oauth_nonce="4E3431495445554D4E413D344E44443D",
> >  oauth_signature_method="HMAC-SHA1", oauth_timestamp="1284154584",
> >  oauth_consumer_key="KKKKKKKKKKKKK", oauth_token="TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT",
> >  oauth_signature="zd8hazoYu5azlVDhnJ8/mr1jkwk=", oauth_version="1.0"
>
> > also, im using the Chilkat HTTP lib on this one, in C++:
>
> >     CkHttp http;
> >     CkHttpRequest req;
> >     CkString header;
>
> >    sig = CreateOauthSig(base_string);
>
> >    //  Build an HTTP POST Request:http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
> >    req.UseGet();
> >    req.put_Path("/1/statuses/home_timeline.xml");
>
> >    //build the header
> >    header.append("OAuth realm=\"\", oauth_nonce=\"");
> >    header.appendStr(nonce);
> >    header.append("\", oauth_signature_method=\"HMAC-SHA1\",
> > oauth_timestamp=\"");
> >    header.appendStr(time_str);
> >    header.append("\", oauth_consumer_key=\"KKKKKKKKKKKKKK\", oauth_token=
> > \"");
> >    header.appendStr(token);
> >    header.append("\", oauth_signature=\"");
> >    header.appendStr(sig);
> >    header.append("\", oauth_version=\"1.0\"");
>
> >    req.AddHeader("Authorization",header.getAnsi());
>
> >    BOOL success=FALSE;
>
> >    const char * domain;
> >    long port;
> >    bool ssl;
> >    domain = "api.twitter.com";
> >    port = 80;
> >    ssl = false;
>
> >    CkHttpResponse *resp = 0;
> >    resp = http.SynchronousRequest(domain,port,ssl,req);
>
> > Please let me know what other info might help,
> > MTCoder

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