I am using an XML I generated and as well as the one indicated on the sample but I am getting returned a 503 Service Unavailable

Sample Request:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <p:PlanQuoteRequest xmlns:p="http://hios.cms.org/api" xmlns:p1="http://hios.cms.org/api-types" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://hios.cms.org/api hios-api-11.0.xsd ">
    <p1:SortField>BASE RATE</p1:SortField>
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    Not able to be reproduced, and not related to Open Data
    – philshem
    Oct 8, 2015 at 18:01
  • Can you provide instruction to reproduce the error including link to the platform you are using or link to the API documentation.
    – magdmartin
    Oct 13, 2015 at 11:46
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it relate to a system / server issue
    – magdmartin
    Oct 31, 2015 at 13:38
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    but doesn't healthcare-finder-api point here for support? last line of content here does. finder.healthcare.gov/#services i agree that this isn't "open data related", but where are these users supposed to go? another problem i have with organizations dumping their q&a/help forums here.....
    – albert
    Oct 31, 2015 at 22:06
  • user8840, could you please post the URL that results in this error? Thanks! I also think that this question is on-topic. healthcare-finder-api questions keep this site alive and give it some legitimacy, even if it means that we get an occasional server issue question.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Nov 10, 2015 at 5:45

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The system came back up. Must have been on CMS side.


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