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Recent API changes?

Anybody noticed something around the 15?

     
2:36 pm on Aug 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I made a little toy some days ago. The toy queried Google through the API and a Microsoft Office SOAP client. Now the toy doesn't work no more, so boo-hooo...

Seriously, it did work nicely and I have not changed anything since it worked last time. The change most likely occurred on or around August 14-15, 2005. Specifically the error message I get is something to the effect of:

"Run-time error '-2147221504 (80040000)':
No Deserializer found to deserialize a ':key' using encoding style '[an url is displayed here]".

Sounds like gibberish, but nevermind as worse things happen at sea. I'm just curious if others have experienced something like this. As in "did they ban my toy or did they just change something?"

So, has anybody else seen any changes like these recently?

10:22 pm on Sept 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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not exactly the same error, but i am noticing that the API is not as "stable" as it was before. i constantly get 502 error (bad gateway) or SOAP errors.
8:15 am on Sept 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have a tool that uses the API, and for the past week or more it has been very very slow, often seizing up.