I've just started working with YQL and am very excited about the world of possibilities it could open. One thing I haven't been able to figure out is how to build an open data table that would allow me to POST to an HTML form and then convert the resulting HTML table to XML or JSON to be used with YQL. Here an example of such a form and results page: http://bit.ly/FUFpF. I think this might be a question for many YQL developers so any examples you might be able to provide could be really helpful. Thanks in advance for your help & advice!
This isn't actually too hard. The tricky bit is what to do with the HTML.
There are a few examples of community tables using post such as (http://www.datatables.org/geo/geo.placemaker.xml).
The call you need to make is result = y.rest(url).post(postdata).response
As with get() you don't have to call post() right away you can add headers and other stuff before you do.
However since you won't be using the HTML table you won't have access to the cleaned HTML->XML structure so you'll have to do more stuff by hand using things like regular expressions on the response text.
I agree some examples might help, I'll look at writing some examples of this up.