Hello, There have been a lot of opinions voiced about how this is being implemented. This not only proves troublesome for xAuth clients, but it lends me to worry about how the future of permissions will evolve. Effectively now, every single Twitter user needs to get their application re-authed for the new tokens to provide DM access by the end of the month.
The Facebook style of using a 'scope' for individual permissions is so much more viable. I also believe that the API should provide a lookup for the permissions that a set of credentials currently provides. I honestly believe that going down the 'scope' route for permissions will be a lot better for all concerned. When new permissions are introduced to the API in the future, it would be a small matter of updating the requesting scope for the application developer, rather than completely rewriting chunks of code. I'd like a response from Matt, Taylor or Raffi on this matter and the plans for future permissions and their implementation. On 18 May 2011, at 19:42, Naveen wrote: > I had most of the same thoughts already mentioned in this thread so > wont reiterate everyone, except to add that this seems like a rather > sudden and disruptive change coming just after #devnestsf where > Twitter made a point that it was trying to provide better guidance so > companies that rely on the platform have time to plan and make > changes. > > @knight9 > > -- > Twitter developer documentation and resources: https://dev.twitter.com/doc > API updates via Twitter: https://twitter.com/twitterapi > Issues/Enhancements Tracker: https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > Change your membership to this group: > https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk -- Scott Wilcox @dordotky | sc...@dor.ky | http://dor.ky +44 (0) 7538 842418 | +1 (646) 827-0580 -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: https://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: https://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk