I would expect this link to fail in the near future as weather.com sees teh activity. Just sayin'
That's what I'm afraid of.
So what we must do? Remove all weather widgets from the gallery? Or begin to use the first "fix" which uses ID and KEY?
This will require all end users to have their own ID and Key. Which will be more trouble than the end user will want to do.
Looks like those are our only options. Even if they don't remove the xml feed in the near future, we do have to anticipate that there will be changes down the road for whatever reason (maybe they'll change the layout of the feed, what stuff is included, or even the entire url string.)
People get signed up for all kinds of things these days. Getting subscribing to the feed is a relatively painless process and it's a one-time deal. Heck, we all did it when the widgets stopped working.
I don't want to have a repeat of this fiasco in future; that's why, barring a reasonable long-term alternative, I'm trying to work on a widget that complies with the TWC rules to date, and which uses an external script that can be replaced easily by the user.
So far, it's not so bad:
From now on, if my stuff is hooking out to the internet for anything, I am using an external script.