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Lets say you wanted to get the RSS feed for a particular Flickr Group called "MyGroup". All you had to do to know the URL for this feed was:

"http://www.flickr.com/groups/" + MyGroup + "/pool/feed/?format=rss_200"

Easy as pie. No matter the group name, it was always very easy to find the URL for its feed.

No longer. Now, the urls look like this:

http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/groups_pool.gne?id=27144182@N00&format=rss_200 (the format parameter can also be atom_03).

On top of the fact that the URLs have changed, they are not even giving a 302 redirect for the old URLs. Just a 404 Not Found.

Ugh. I'm not sure if this is part of improving the API or not. Don't get me wrong, the Flickr API is great...but this is one step in the wrong direction if you ask me.

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Posted on Friday, August 25, 2006 7:11 AM Programming , Software | Back to top


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