I'm testing a query in the YQL console that is a valid XML document (as far as I can tell) but the console will simply not give me any data or any indication that there was a problem trying to retrieve the data. The diagnostics section contains no helpful data, and there is not a results section at all. Even running the console in debug mode gives no extra information. If I save a copy of the live XML feed and upload it to my server as an XML file the YQL query works fine.
The feed in question is:
select * from xml where url='https://cop.vdem.virginia.gov/gis_feeds/GeoRSS2.ashx'
When I run it in the YQL console, here is the output I get:
I've seen other instances where robots.txt rules or other issues prevent the query from successfully executing, but the diagnostics section includes those types of errors. I'm at a loss on this one. Please help!
As suggested above, I have tried changing my query to html instead of csv, but I don't get any error messages back. Has Yahoo changed YQL so that queries like this no longer work? The csv url is valid, as you can paste it into your browser and get a valid csv file back. I don't understand what's happening.
I am also get no results back from my YQL/datatable queries anymore. I'm doing a google image search which returns json and then some extra processing is done, but I never get any results back (I do when I go to the URL in the browser):
In searching these forums for robots.txt issues I have seen a number of people having issues with YQL servers improperly reading robots.txt files or even giving robots.txt errors when there is not robots.txt file present.
Is there someone from Yahoo that can comment on these issues and if they are being addressed? If I have to wonder every time I'm developing an application using YQL if it will fail (even intermittently) because of some issue like this (that I can't even work around) then what is the point? None of the threads dealing with these issues (at least that I have seen) have any resolution to the problem.