YQL is a very powerful way to use several APIs without going through the pains of authenticating for each and every one of them. It is also a terribly easy way to take any content you find on the web and turn it into something you can easily re-style.
- Find out the site structure.
- Get a clever XPATH to where you want to go.
- Use YQL to get the data from the third-party site.
- Write a DOM script to convert it back to HTML
Learn how to do this yourself in my detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to scrape HTML with YQL.
Chris Heilmann (@codepo8)
Yahoo Developer Network