Del.icio.us API timeout and 503 response headers

Three days after building a little bit of code to publish posts from this blog directly to del.icio.us, I still haven’t got every post on there. Despite following the “don’t hammer our server” guidelines and waiting over a second between API calls, my process is still being kicked off after about 20 posts and can’t get back on for a good half hour or so.

Any concrete information about what can and can’t be done at what frequencies with this lame API would be good to see as it’s something that may be useful to integrate a client’s site with but is too flaky to think about using commercially at the moment.

The del.icio.us API

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