For the rest of our examples, we will use a new resource also provided by Yahoo! though not related with the YUI Library. Yahoo! has opened most of its databases to the public via a simple interface. It is an SQL-like language that allows you many of the standard SQL query operations. You can see it in operation at the YQL console at:
You can send an HTTP request to: http://query.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql appending any of several arguments, among them the
q argument containing the YQL request, such as:
select title, abstract, url, source from search.news where query="dakar"
The YQL service will retrieve a listing of records from the
search.news table related to the Dakar car rally ...