Here's an example request:
select * from tumblr.posts where username='david'
Go to the YQL console and try that request 3 or 4 times (often less) and you get this:
"description": "Could not load table tumblr.posts from http://www.datatables.org/tumblr/tumblr.posts.xml"
AKA 400 error.
Can someone from Yahoo please respond?
Here's the full request that'll fail too
It's possible that tumblr is rate limiting YQL.
According to the tumblr API site:
Requests are rate-limited to one every 10 seconds.
Thanks for the note.
I'm skeptical that would be the case since those limits would make it unusable.
Well, something odd is going on since the table has become more stable in the last 24 hours.
Did you do anything?
Argh, Spoke to soon. Doing same thing again.
Looks like we'll need to find an alternative.