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Until the release of Yahoo! Query Language, one of the key parts missing from del.icio.us (or "Delicious," as it's now branded) was a full-text search API. What follows uses YQL, Pipes, and a couple of native feeds from Delicious to provide an on-page search-and-browse experience, for users, tags, and sites.

Things to Do and Notice

  • The initial search defaults to "yahoo." Enter something else--"Luke Wroblewski" gives interesting results--and hit Enter to re-run.
  • Results show the page, the first user to bookmark it, and some tags. Click the page to visit the page; click the tag or user to open a new search box.
  • To re-run the search against tags or users, change the value in the select box.
  • As you open new searches, all the users and tags you encounter will build up in their respective boxes.
  • As you run searches or click tags and users, they will go into a special set of boxes up top, to help keep track of things.
  • To visit any search term, tag, or user on Delicious, open (or find) their search box and click the "see on del.icio.us" link in the header.
  • To visit a page, click its title. Notice that it also opens in the "page on del.icio.us" box; click the title there to visit the detailed entry for that page on del.icio.us.

Comments from before Disqus:

CH .:. 2009-05-20 02:18:47
I always got: "Error:Error Retrieving Data from External Service"
Harsha .:. 2009-04-03 19:32:05
Can i get the output in xml format?
Kent Brewster .:. 2008-12-12 14:45:01
Right, so ... just found out that it's badly broken on IE. Working on that, sorry!

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