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Weather not working?

March 23rd, 2016, 11:12 pm
SquaredCircle
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I just upgraded to v.3.3.1 yesterday, and everything was fine. I woke up this morning to find a blank weather widget. I tried upgrading to v.4.0 beta to see if that would fix it, but nothing. This is making me think that perhaps Yahoo changed something with their coding. Is anyone else having this problem?

EDIT: Thanks to moshi for an updated feed URL.

moshi wrote:here's something for you all:

http://xml.weather.yahoo.com/forecastrss?w=550763&u=c


EDIT2: Not working again.
Last edited by SquaredCircle on April 16th, 2016, 9:16 pm, edited 5 times in total.

Re: Weather not working?

March 23rd, 2016, 11:43 pm
GaspingSpark
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Yahoo weather stopped working for me too. It seems to be requiring OAuth authentication now which Rainmeter doesn't support.

From: https://developer.yahoo.com/weather/

To increase the security measure and better serving our YDN customers, weather data source will enforce OAuth 1 starting March 15, 2016. Please update your API calls with OAuth 1 enabled (via the OAuth /v1/yql end point if using YQL) using your Yahoo App key and secret.


Yahoo needs to just hurry up and die. :(
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Re: Weather not working?

March 24th, 2016, 12:00 am
jsmorley
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The regular Yahoo weather feed is fine for me.

Re: Weather not working?

March 24th, 2016, 12:36 am
GaspingSpark
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It's working for me now too. Hopefully it was just a temporary glitch.

It was returning:

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<yahoo:error xml:lang="en-US" yahoo:uri="http://yahoo.com">
  <yahoo:description>Please provide valid credentials. OAuth oauth_problem="OST_OAUTH_PARAMETER_ABSENT_ERROR", realm="yahooapis.com"</yahoo:description>
  <yahoo:detail>Please provide valid credentials. OAuth oauth_problem="OST_OAUTH_PARAMETER_ABSENT_ERROR", realm="yahooapis.com"</yahoo:detail>
</yahoo:error>
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Re: Weather not working?

March 24th, 2016, 1:09 am
jsmorley
Developer   [15579 posts]

Well, it's not to say they are not in the process of killing the easy / open feed and insisting on an API key and OAuth. Guess time will tell. But I think the change is only for those using their query language, which isn't really needed for a weather skin.
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Re: Weather not working?

March 24th, 2016, 9:56 am
SquaredCircle
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Working for me again, too. Thanks for the responses.

Now it's not again.

Re: Weather not working?

March 25th, 2016, 2:38 am
nobodyx01
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Most of my downloaded weather skins are broken too. Is this a thing to wait out? Or can it be fixed at all on my end?
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Re: Weather not working?

March 25th, 2016, 2:46 am
jsmorley
Developer   [15579 posts]

Yeah, I'm getting this right now on a Yahoo weather skin:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?><yahoo:error xmlns:yahoo="http://www.yahooapis.com/v1/base.rng" xml:lang="en-US" yahoo:uri="http://yahoo.com"><yahoo:description>Please provide valid credentials. OAuth oauth_problem=&quot;OST_OAUTH_PARAMETER_ABSENT_ERROR&quot;, realm=&quot;yahooapis.com&quot;</yahoo:description><yahoo:detail>Please provide valid credentials. OAuth oauth_problem=&quot;OST_OAUTH_PARAMETER_ABSENT_ERROR&quot;, realm=&quot;yahooapis.com&quot;</yahoo:detail></yahoo:error>


Don't know for sure if this is just some glitch while they are rolling out this OAuth stuff with the Yahoo API's, or if it will be a real problem.

An alternative is to use the WXData feed from Weather.com.

Re: Weather not working?

March 25th, 2016, 2:53 am
nobodyx01
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Huh. Well hopefully there will be a tutorial or something along those lines to fix up any weather skins that are down because of this whole fiasco. I wouldn't want to wait a few months just to get an update from a older skin that I still use.

Better yet everything is resolved in a few days and all the weather skins that work with Yahoo still work! I can only hope
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Re: Weather not working?

March 25th, 2016, 2:54 am
eclectic-tech
Rainmeter Sage   [2019 posts]

nobodyx01 wrote:Most of my downloaded weather skins are broken too. Is this a thing to wait out? Or can it be fixed at all on my end?

Not working here either... :-(
(jsmorley beat me...)
If the skins do not respond in a day or two, then it might be time to find a different source for the weather data... but I would wait for confirmation that these skins will no longer work, before making any changes to the skins.

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