Is there any particular reason the following request return nothing: http://api06.dev.openstreetmap.org/api/ … 42.5075400? Actually it is not "nothing", but this:
<osm version='0.6' generator='OpenStreetMap server'></osm>
I tried using XAPI with this request: http://xapi.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/node[place=city][bbox=25.4649353,42.1389684,25.8892822,42.5075400] but this time I really got nothing. As I can see the XAPI servers are pretty overloaded. Is there any way to use it?
If you look at
Under "Servers" you'll see that XAPI is sick or dying (as of this writing). All the servers are down or overloaded, except for a new Java version which is slower than the US Postal service.