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Sticky: API Whitelisting ( 1 2 )
22 replies by kyothine »»
07-31-14, 9:22 AM
Search API ( 1 2 )
31 replies by Nehmu »»
06-08-14, 5:46 PM
Data consistency
0 replies by Kotori »»
01-01-14, 3:36 AM
provided user agent string not working
3 replies by kuruoujou »»
12-31-13, 3:51 PM
Any plan on safe login ?
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09-26-13, 9:18 PM

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D4r4ku | 01-08-14, 10:56 AM
how can I get my own user Agent approved 'cause the webform isn't available anymore

Imtiaz | 12-19-13, 4:56 AM
Cool! I got my user-agent and IP approved. It was faster than I expected. About 12 hours. :)


Sylpheed | 12-09-13, 6:17 PM
Oh, you used Regex.

I already have my own wrapper class for MAL's API so I only looked at the xml sanitation code and it worked well for me. Thanks!

LordHighCaptain | 12-08-13, 1:39 PM
Sylpheed, I wrote a .NET library for accessing malappinfo.php that takes care of the XML parsing for you, including dealing with malformed XML that malappinfo generates if a user's tags contain certain XML characters.

Give it a try and see if it solves your problems.

Sylpheed | 12-08-13, 7:27 AM
I'm getting this kind of exception when dealing with XML returned with malappinfo.php API. It happens whenever there's a weird character (like in ChäoS;HEAd) in the XML.

"Reference to undeclared entity 'eacute'". I've read a few hours about DTD and tried different solutions I can grab. Unfortunately, I'm still stuck with this problem.

How do you go over this? I'm using C# .NET but I think this problem is language agnostic based on what I've researched.

Sylpheed | 12-06-13, 2:19 AM
Somehow it's working after I change the HTTP library I'm using. Please ignore my previous comment. Thanks.

Sylpheed | 11-27-13, 7:55 AM
I tried Fiddler to inspect the requests. I think I'm encoding it properly since I'm getting the same encoded value for the authorization for both my .NET app and Google Chrome. It works on chrome. I'm still getting 403 :(

I'm using .NET's HttpWebRequest

I tried using NetworkCredentials and whenever I inspect it with Fiddler, I don't see any authorization header.

I'm seeing the "incapsula" but only with my browser. It only returns 403 (and nothing else) whenever I try it with my test app.

Diablofan | 11-26-13, 12:47 PM
@Sylpheed: There are two things I can think of:
1) Erengy's suggestion of not being authorized; use:
webClient.Credentials = new NetworkCredentials("uername", "password"); to get the authorization header correct, assuming you're using a WebClient object. A similarly named property should exist if you're not using WebClient.

2) Its possible that you're not whitelisted with the API so you'll need whitelisted. Try erengy's suggestion of setting a basic user agent string and capturing the responses from the app with fiddler or the like. If you're getting incapsula stuff (which should, in the response somewhere say "incapsula") then you'll need whitelisted.

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