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406 Not Acceptable
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February 28, 2014
11:53 pm
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I'm posting from a python script using urllib and the code below to update two channels every 15 seconds. For the past month or two it's been working fine and returning response.status == 200. It's still working fine (in that it is updating my channels) but starting yesterday it began returning response.status == 406 and response.reason "Not Acceptable"

Anyone know why suddenly ThingSpeak is returning 406?

params = urllib.urlencode({'field1': v1, 'field2': v2, 'field3' : v3, 'field4' : v4, 'field5' : v5, 'key': myKey})
headers = {"Content-type": "application/x-www-form-urlencoded","Accept": "text/plain"}
conn = httplib.HTTPConnection("api.thingspeak.com:80")
conn.request("POST", "/update", params, headers)
response = conn.getresponse()
if response.status != 200:
print "ThingSpeak: ", response.status, response.reason
data = response.read()

March 1, 2014
12:33 pm

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This should be fixed now, can you let us know if it's working correctly for you again? We added JSON and XML responses, but didn't handle TEXT responses correctly in a recent update.


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