June 8th, 2004

red hair

checkfriends response

Can someone tell me more about the response from a checkfriends call? In particular, the documentation says that you will get back 4 things (new, interval, count, and total), however the sample return has 3 things (new, interval and lastupdate). What is the real return and what are the possible error messages (e.g., what happens if you poll to fast).

I've written a firefox extensions that checks for friend updates [src], but I've been having a problem with some windows users that don't receive a lastupdate value and have an interval that is very large.