I have been wrestling with this for a while and find lots of suggestions but nothing that is fruitful. Here is the problem. Let’s say I want to tweet “cats & dogs” If I pass it through to oauth for posting I get “Could not authenticate with OAuth”. My guess is the ampersand is being used as a delimiter and moves variables around in the auth and therfore I am not validated.
I read a few things about url encoding the tweet and passing that. When I do it changes & to %26 as expected and I am able to send the tweet. Great news, I get past my oauth issue!! However when I go look at my tweet I see that the tweet reads %26 and not &.
I am sure this has been talked about thousands of times but I cannot find anything that works. Any advise is appreciated.