I feel there is a problem with the current twitter Json responses, mainly concerning retweets.
Let’s say someone retweets a particularly long status, for example, a status which has 140 characters.
If this tweet comes up within the stream, or indeed on a timeline request to the API, the “text” field in the Json response will start with the standard RT @Username.
"text":"RT @ManUtd: #mufc and Birmingham City have agreed a one-month loan deal for Jesse Lingard. He can play for the Blues up to and including 20\u2026"
However, this takes up some characters at the start of this tweet. Thus it means that the end of the tweet will be severed off in the response as is the case seen above where the remaining characters filled with the unicode for elipsis.
My Question is why?
Could you not just extend the response return the whole tweet?
I AM aware that the original tweet is embedded in the response, though this no longer has the
"RT @Username" at the beginning, seen below.
"text":"#mufc and Birmingham City have agreed a one-month loan deal for Jesse Lingard. He can play for the Blues up to and including 20 October."
It would be much less hassle for developers like myself if the original retweet text does not cut at the 140 character limit.