We will end support for XML on all Streaming APIs on Dec 6th, 2010, after encouraging developers to use JSON-based output formats for some time now. This deprecation does not apply to the REST or Search APIs, but all clients requesting XML from stream.twitter.com
, regardless of role and method (sample, filter, follow, etc) will be affected.
If you're currently connecting to an XML-based Twitter Streaming API endpoint, you'll need to migrate your code to consume JSON by Monday December 6th, 2010 (approximately four weeks from now). According to our records, only a very small number of developers are consuming XML via streams today.
Now would be a good time for streaming clients to verify that they are using JSON. If you're still using XML, please migrate to JSON as soon as possible. User/Site Streams implementations should already be JSON-only.
As a reminder, we encourage using OAuth to connect to the Streaming API -- basic authentication, while supported today on stream.twitter.com
, will also be deprecated at a future date.
Please respond with any questions or concerns.