Monetizing Web services
Sam Ruby shares a script that massages Google's news page. "Be forewarned," says Sam, "that as this is based on HTML scraping it could break if google were to change it's layout."
This reminded me that Google used to support the syntax:
Now, of course, that request 403's and refers you to the Terms of Service page. For a long time, I've thought that Amazon and now Google ought to offer, and monetize, programmatic access to their info. Why not? Return small/infrequently-requested XML datasets for free, and larger/oft-requested XML datasets for a fee.
Former URL: http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2002/02/12.html#a58