I'm not sure what are considered "special" characters either, but from what I can tell this particular case seems to be a combination of factors. For some reason, by using the +OR+ it seems to be matching anything that has a period character in it. However, if you do the queries separately, they seem to work (albeit the second one doesn't return any data).
http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=Battle+for+Bean+Street&page=1&rpp=11 http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=Battle+for+Bean+St.&page=1&rpp=11 I don't know if doing separate queries will work for you, but maybe that's another option. On Dec 14, 2:52 pm, Howard <h0w4...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Everyone, > > The following query, which includes a period, returns nonsensical > results:http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=%22Battle+for+Bean+Street%22+... > > Removing the period fixes it. I've looked > athttp://apiwiki.twitter.com/w/page/22554756/Twitter-Search-API-Method:... > and can't find anything about how special characters are treated. > > Which characters are considered special and what're the rules > regarding them? > > Thanks all! -- 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