TWITTER API and urllib2

Mike 42flicks at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 13:03:20 CEST 2008


On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 10:42 PM, Mike <42flicks at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I've spent the last couple of nights hacking away at a Python wrapper for
> the Twitter API that I can use for various things.
>
> I'm having trouble with one of the methods: user_timeline. (
> http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk/web/api-documentation#HelpMethods
> ).
>
> This is the only method that is returning a HTTP 401. It seems strange and
> I'm not sure how to debug it further as the other methods requring
> authentication work.
>
> Please keep in mind the code is missing alot of polish :) - Though I'm open
> to suggestions on improvements.
>
> If anyone is familiar with this I'd really appreciate a hint as it has me
> stumped! (I really need this method for my functionality too!)
>
> ---
>
> import urllib2, urllib, urlparse
>
> class TwitterMethods(object):
>     def __init__(self):
>        pass
>
>     def url_request(self,uri,authentication=None):
>         auth = urllib2.HTTPBasicAuthHandler()
>         netlock  = urlparse.urlparse(uri)
>         if authentication:
>             passwdMgr = urllib2.HTTPPasswordMgrWithDefaultRealm()
>
> passwdMgr.add_password(None,netlock[1],authentication.username,authentication.password)
>
>             auth = urllib2.HTTPBasicAuthHandler(passwdMgr)
>         req = urllib2.Request(uri)
>         o = urllib2.build_opener(auth)
>         try:
>             f = o.open(req)
>             print f.readlines([0])
>         except o.error:
>             print "error"
>         #except:
>         #    print "unknown error"
>         return
>
>     def UserTimeline(self,authentication):
>         self.url_request("http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline.xml
> ",authentication)
>
> class TwitterAuth(object):
>     def __init__(self,username,password):
>         self.username = username
>         self.password = password
>
> p = TwitterMethods()
> auth = TwitterAuth('email at gmail.com','password')
> p.UserTimeline(auth)
>
>
>
I did come across this post:
http://twitterpatter.wordpress.com/2008/02/11/twitterpatter-update-making-progress-accessing-twitter-timelines/Which
only mentions it, does not offer a solution.
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