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HTML Code to Update Twitter

Hi, I have the code below that I have found on the Internet. Unfortunately it doesn't work, does anyone know how I can update it to make it work and authenticate with Twitter?

Regards


<form action="http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml" method="POST" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded">   <!-- set your Twitter username and password here --><input type="hidden" name="user" value="{ TWITTER USERNAME }" /> <input type="hidden" name="pswd" value="{ TWITTER PASSWORD }" />   status <input type="text" name="status" maxlength="140" /> <input type="submit" value=" tweet! " /> </form>

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theabbeyschoolNetwork ManagerAuthor Commented:
I've also tried this code but it has the same problem, it cannot authenticate:

<html> 
<head> 

     <title>VbScript Tweets - Update your Twitter status</title> 

     <hta:application 
          id="objVbTweet" 
          applicationname="objVbScriptTweets" 
          scroll="yes" 
          scrollflat="yes" 
          border="thin" 
          borderstyle="normal" 
          caption="yes" 
          icon="explorer.exe" 
          showintaskbar="yes" 
          singleinstance="yes" 
          sysmenu="yes" 
          windowstate="normal" 
          navigable="no" 
          scrollflat="yes" 
          contextmenu="yes" 
          selection="yes" 
          singleinstance="yes" 
          minimizebutton="yes" 
          version="1.0" 
     /> 


     <style type="text/css"> 
     <!-- 
      
     /* General styles */ 
      
     body     {      
          margin: 0px; 
          padding: 0px; 
     } 


     /* format specific */      

     #header { 
          background-color:#c6e2ee; 
          border-bottom: 1px solid #000000; 
          padding: 10px; 
          font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; 
          font-size: 10px; 
     } 

     #twitterboxarea{ 
          padding: 20px; 
          text-align:center; 
          font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; 
          font-size: 20px; 
     } 


     #inputboxed { 
          font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; 
          font-size: 20px; 
          font-weight: bold; 
          background-color: #F3F3F3; 
     } 

     #twitterresponse { 
          padding: 10px; 
          font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; 
          font-size: 10px; 
          text-align: center; 
     } 
      
     .vbtweetstd { 
          vertical-align: text-top; 
          font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; 
          font-size: 10px; 
     } 
      
     .buttonclass { 
          font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; 
          font-size: 12px; 
          font-weight: bold; 
          border: 1px solid #000000; 
          width: 200px; 
          height: 50px; 
          background-color: c6e2ee; 
     } 
     --> 
     </style> 

</head> 

<script language="vbscript"> 

     OPTION EXPLICIT 'Be sure you have al your variables declared. 

     '--------------------------- 
     ' SETTINGS 
     ' The below values are the only values you have to change to get this script working 
     '--------------------------- 

     Const conUsername = "Twitter username" ' Your Twitter username 
     Const conPassword = "Twitter password" ' Your Twitter password 


     Sub DoTwitter 
          ' This sub is built in to perform some checks 
          Dim strTwitterMessage 
          strTwitterMessage = TxtTwitter.value 
           
          If Len(strTwitterMessage) > 140 Then 
               ' In case you message is too long, it drops a warning.. 
               twitterresponse.InnerHTML = "Your message is more then 140 characters, Twitter will post it, "& _ 
                    "but your followers have to click on your message to read the entire story. " & _ 
                    "It is recommended to make your message shorter then 140 characters...<br /><br /><br />" & _ 
                    "To continue anyway, click yes, otherwise change your message and click the &quot;Send to twitter&quot; button again.<br /><br />" & _ 
                    "<input class=""buttonclass"" type=""button"" value=""Yes... (please continue!)"" OnClick=""SendToTwitter"" />" 
                     
          ElseIf Len(strTwitterMessage) = 0 Then 
               ' In case you did not enter a message at all... 
               twitterresponse.InnerHTML = "You did not enter a message..." 
                
          Else 
               ' Otherwise, call the sub to post your message to Twitter 
               SendToTwitter 
          End If 

     End Sub 


     Sub SendToTwitter      

          ' This is the function wicht does all the work. 
          ' It uses XMLHTTP to post your message to Twitter.. 
          Dim objHTTP , strSendToTwitter 
          Set objHTTP = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP") 
           
               objHTTP.open "POST", "http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml", false, conUsername, conPassword 
               objHTTP.send "status=" & TxtTwitter.value & " test.."           
                
               ' The function stores the Twitter response to a variable so you can use that response later 
               strSendToTwitter = objHTTP.responseText 
           
          Set objHTTP = nothing 'Release the object 
           
          ' Now do something with the result. It's not 
          ' necessary for the script to work, but it is nice to use it later 
          ReadXMLFile(strSendToTwitter) 
           
     End Sub 
      

     Sub ReadXMLFile(strXML) 
           
          ' This sub make the XML response readable. 
          ' it formats the XML into a table layout, but you can 
          ' easily change this to a more advanced solution like 
          ' a logfile or something. 
           
          Dim xmlDoc 
          Set xmlDoc = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM") 
          xmlDoc.async="false" 
          xmlDoc.loadXML strXML 
           
          Dim strMessage 
          strMessage = "<table border=""0"">" 
           
          ' Perform a loop through all the childnodes 
          Dim x 
          For Each x In xmlDoc.documentElement.childNodes 

               strMessage = strMessage & "<tr><td class=""vbtweetstd""><b>" & x.nodename & "</b></td><td class=""vbtweetstd"">: </td><td class=""vbtweetstd"">" & x.text & "&nbsp;</td></tr>" & VbCrlf 
          Next 
           
          Set xmlDoc = nothing ' Release the object 
           
          ' Close the table 
          strMessage = strMessage & "</table>" 
           
          ' Drop the formatted HTML table into the message area.. 
          ' It is still some pretty rough output a user can't do anything with, 
          ' but I don't want to make the code too long.. 
          twitterresponse.InnerHTML = "<strong>Twitter responded:</strong><br /><br /><br />" & strMessage 
           
     End Sub 
      

     Sub CountCharacters 
      
          ' Show how many characters are used so far. 
          ' This sub is called each time you release a keyboard button. 
          twitterresponse.InnerHTML = Len(TxtTwitter.value) & " characters used.." 
           
     End Sub 

</script> 

<body> 

<!-- Start Header, modify or delete as you like! --> 
<div id="header"> 

     <strong>SITEJUNCTION</strong><br /> 
     <small>TWITTER STATUS UPDATE</small> 
     <br /><br /> 
     With this hta script you can update your Twitter status <br /> 
     more info: <a href="http://sitejunction.awardspace.com/vbscript_tweets/hta_script/" target="_blank">http://sitejunction.awardspace.com/vbscript_tweets/hta_script/</a> 
      
</div> 
<!-- End Header --> 


<!-- Start Twitter message box--> 
<div id="twitterboxarea"> 

     Enter your Twitter message in the box below; 
     <br /><br /> 
     <input type="text" id="inputboxed" size="50" name="TxtTwitter" OnKeyUp="CountCharacters" maxlength="400" /><br /><br /> 
     <input class="buttonclass" type="button" onclick="DoTwitter" value="Send to Twitter.." /><br /><br /> 
      
</div> 
<!-- End Twitter message box--> 


<!-- Messages appear here--> 
<div id="twitterresponse"></div> 
<!-- End of Messages box --> 

</body> 
</html>

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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
That code is really old and twitter no longer supports updating through that method.

In order to update Twitter, you have to use OAuth and the Twitter API
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