none
Why is the Translation component of the response intermittently missing?

    Question

  •  

    If I call:

     

    api.bing.net/xml.aspx?AppId=<my id goes here> &Query=This%20is%20a%20test&Sources=Translation&Version=2.2&Translation.SourceLanguage=en&Translation.TargetLanguage=de

     

    sometimes I get:

     

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?><?pageview_candidate?><SearchResponse xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/LiveSearch/2008/04/XML/element" Version="2.2"><Query><SearchTerms>This is a test</SearchTerms></Query></SearchResponse>

     

    and sometimes I get:

     

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?><?pageview_candidate?><SearchResponse xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/LiveSearch/2008/04/XML/element" Version="2.2"><Query><SearchTerms>This is a test</SearchTerms></Query><tra:Translation xmlns:tra="http://schemas.microsoft.com/LiveSearch/2008/04/XML/translation"><tra:Results><tra:TranslationResult><tra:TranslatedTerm>Dies ist ein Test</tra:TranslatedTerm></tra:TranslationResult></tra:Results></tra:Translation></SearchResponse>

     

    Why is this?

     


    • Edited by marcardar Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:41 AM Fixed title
    Saturday, November 19, 2011 1:23 PM

All replies

  • Any ideas anyone? Even if I generate a brand new AppId, I get the same behaviour. Could it be something like quota-by-ip-address? But even then, I would not expect it to flip back and forward between the two results so quickly (when sending the same request consecutive times).
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 8:08 AM
  • Hi Marcardar,

    The problems seems to be relevant to Bing API, not to Translator API.  We’ve been trying to reach out some contact but it might be better/faster for you to post your issue at Bing Forums.   Would you mind trying to address your issue at Bing API Forums?  Sorry that we can’t be of any help for you.  Best regards, Takako -Microsoft Translator Team--

     

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 4:34 PM
    Owner