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YouTube via GData

So Google have rolled out a GData API for YouTube. GData is based on Atompub and having working on Atom and Atompub for years, I'm feeling good about that, to be honest. "Google and YouTube use it" sounds better in an elevator than "an application-level protocol for publishing and editing Web resources" ;) Now, if we could just get MySpace and Facebook to use it...

A migration guide from the legacy RPC stuff is available. I don't see a Ruby version on the client library page - could that be right?

In other news, you can now embed Google maps using HTML fragments, specifically iframes - hmm. Mark Baker points at GMapEZ as being more declarative. I see GMapEZ as marginally less clunky, due to not using iframes, but it does need a small hack. It's easy to be critical here, however HTML isn't exactly awash with clean options for embedded content.


August 29, 2007 10:25 PM