Continuing the discussion from Public Server Status Page available?:
I feel that, recently, a few month, the rate limiter behaviour has changed.
My user scripts (those that use the Web Service, not those that load normal web pages), began to get 503 errors although they fully respect the 1 request per minute very carefully.
OK, once I was looking for reference for this post, I eventually fount out thanks to foo_musicbrainz forum that:
XML Web Service / Rate Limiting / Global
We allow through 300 requests each second (on average), and decline (http 503) the rest.
Do you know if this is new or if it is because our global amount of WS requests recently crossed the 300 per second line?
I will certainly add auto‐retry and/or on‐demand loading in my mind for the future codes of mine…