The new YQL release today introduces a couple new features that have been requested at some external presentations of YQL and also on our forums.
YQL URLs can be a bit cumbersome, especially when you've got a large query. This makes them difficult to share. Their meanings can be obscure when you are trying to decode that escaped "q" parameter in your head. So we've added two new tables: yahoo.queries and yahoo.queries.query. These two tables enable you to create nice looking query alias URLs, like this: http://queries.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql/jonathan/tables. The general syntax looks like:
is something that belongs to you, the developer. Mine, for example, is "jonathan".
[queryalias] is the alias name for the query you want to run (the q= part of the normal query.yahooapis.com call).
[queryparams] are the usual