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  1. #1
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    Hi,

    some time ago I downloaded and modified this code so that my most recent tweet could be displayed in flash:http://www.republicofcode.com/tutori...witter_widget/
    However, it seems like http://twitter.com/statuses/user_tim...=my_screenName no longer contains any data---XML or otherwise.
    How is this accomplished now? Do you have to use oAuth or a proxy.php file? I couldn't get the latter to function or find a good tutorial on the former.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    ---Yvette

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    Hi,

    I figured out how to get the feed from here:http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/us...=myusername-by altering the code from http://www.republicofcode.com/tutori...r_widget/2.php to this:
    Code:
    function processXML(e:Event):void {
    	var myXML:XML=new XML(e.target.data);
    	trace(myXML.channel.item[0].title);
    	if (oldTweet!=(myXML.channel.item[0].title)) {
    
    		containerTweets.ctext.tweet_1.text=myXML.channel.item[0].title;
    		oldTweet=myXML.channel.item[0].title;
    		trace(oldTweet,"oldTweet");
    		tweet();
    	}
    However, it only works locally--There is a commented out line in the original code:
    Code:
    myXMLLoader.load(new URLRequest("proxy.php"));
    which I removed the commenting from and commented out the following line:
    Code:
    //myXMLLoader.load(new URLRequest("http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=myusername"));
    but, the proxy.php file which looks like this:
    <?php
    echo file_get_contents("http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=myusername");
    ?>
    isnt returning the XML---I have a crossdomain.xml file too, which looks like this:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1252"?>
    <!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM "http://www.macromedia.com/xml/dtds/cross-domain-policy.dtd">
    <cross-domain-policy>
    <allow-access-from domain="mysite.com" />
    <allow-access-from domain="www.twitter.com" />
    <allow-access-from domain="twitter.com" />
    </cross-domain-policy>
    but that doesnt help.

    any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    ---Yvette

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    Hi,

    I figured out how to get the feed from here:http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/us...=myusername-by altering the code from http://www.republicofcode.com/tutori...r_widget/2.php to this:
    Code:
    function processXML(e:Event):void {
    	var myXML:XML=new XML(e.target.data);
    	trace(myXML.channel.item[0].title);
    	if (oldTweet!=(myXML.channel.item[0].title)) {
    
    		containerTweets.ctext.tweet_1.text=myXML.channel.item[0].title;
    		oldTweet=myXML.channel.item[0].title;
    		trace(oldTweet,"oldTweet");
    		tweet();
    	}
    However, it only works locally--There is a commented out line in the original code:
    Code:
    myXMLLoader.load(new URLRequest("proxy.php"));
    which I removed the commenting from and commented out the following line:
    Code:
    //myXMLLoader.load(new URLRequest("http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=myusername"));
    but, the proxy.php file which looks like this:
    <?php
    echo file_get_contents("http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=myusername");
    ?>
    isnt returning the XML---I have a crossdomain.xml file too, which looks like this:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1252"?>
    <!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM "http://www.macromedia.com/xml/dtds/cross-domain-policy.dtd">
    <cross-domain-policy>
    <allow-access-from domain="mysite.com" />
    <allow-access-from domain="www.twitter.com" />
    <allow-access-from domain="twitter.com" />
    </cross-domain-policy>
    but that doesnt help.

    any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    ---Yvette

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    Need some help

    Hi,

    I figured out how to get the feed from here:http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/us...=myusername-by altering the code from http://www.republicofcode.com/tutori...r_widget/2.php to this:
    Code:
    function processXML(e:Event):void {
    	var myXML:XML=new XML(e.target.data);
    	trace(myXML.channel.item[0].title);
    	if (oldTweet!=(myXML.channel.item[0].title)) {
    
    		containerTweets.ctext.tweet_1.text=myXML.channel.item[0].title;
    		oldTweet=myXML.channel.item[0].title;
    		trace(oldTweet,"oldTweet");
    		tweet();
    	}
    However, it only works locally--There is a commented out line in the original code:
    Code:
    myXMLLoader.load(new URLRequest("proxy.php"));
    which I removed the commenting from and commented out the following line:
    Code:
    //myXMLLoader.load(new URLRequest("http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=myusername"));
    but, the proxy.php file which looks like this:
    PHP Code:
    <?php 
    echo file_get_contents("http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=myusername"); 
    ?>
    isnt returning the XML---I have a crossdomain.xml file too, which looks like this:
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1252"?>
    <!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM "http://www.macromedia.com/xml/dtds/cross-domain-policy.dtd">
    <cross-domain-policy>
    <allow-access-from domain="mysite.com" />
    <allow-access-from domain="www.twitter.com" />
    <allow-access-from domain="twitter.com" />
    </cross-domain-policy>
    but that doesnt help.

    any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    ---Yvette

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    Need some more help

    ok-I went back to the tutorial at http://www.republicofcode.com/tutori...r_widget/3.php and made a twitter.php file as instructed:
    PHP Code:
    <?php
    /*
    * @return string
    * @param string $url
    * @desc Return string content from a remote file
    * @author Luiz Miguel Axcar (lmaxcar@yahoo.com.br)
    */
    function get_content($url)
    {
    $ch curl_init();
    curl_setopt ($chCURLOPT_URL$url);
    curl_setopt ($chCURLOPT_HEADER0);
    ob_start();
    curl_exec ($ch);
    curl_close ($ch);
    $string ob_get_contents();
    ob_end_clean();

    return 
    $string
    }
    #usage:
    $content get_content ("http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline.xml?screen_name=myusername");
    echo 
    $content;
    ?>
    Still doesnt work.
    If I go to the twitter.php on my site--http://mysite/twitter.php-
    it returns this:
    /statuses/user_timeline.xml?screen_name=myname Rate limit exceeded. Clients may not make more than 150 requests per hour

    help?

    Thanks,
    ---Yvette

  6. #6
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    Its working now---

    ---Yvette

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