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google api #109998 03/02/05 07:09 PM
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I was just curious if anyone knew of any documents explaining in detail the communication bewtween the client and server for the google api. Basically I'm trying to figure out how/what to send after issuing the POST method. How would I go about initiating the actual search? Thanks in advance.

Re: google api #109999 03/02/05 08:00 PM
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Is there an actuall api? or do you just mean what do i send to do a search?

I just searched for "blah", and the page sent this, u just need to know the form fields normally, and send the value of the needed ones for your specific search.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=blah&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

alot of that could be broken away, to just

http://www.google.com/search?q=blah


Hope I might have helped, if not well stick a D cone on my head, flip me upside down and call me an icecream.

Re: google api #110000 03/02/05 08:09 PM
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Yeah there's an actual API which uses the SOAP Protocol and returns XML results. I'm just trying to figure out how/what to send to the API to initiate the search.

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Oh a nice clean xml reply is going to be way nicer than having to pharse data outa a html page. Sorry I wasnt able to help.

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Yeah it is smile It's cool, no worries.

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Anyone have any information on this? I've been looking for a while now.