Yahoo Answers API & RSS Queries Guide

The anatomy of the Yahoo Answers RSS feed queries is explained in this article.

The basic query is very easy to construct, and results in an XML feed (RSS) of the current state of the Yahoo Answers database. It can be queried in a number of ways, and the basic form is as follows:

http://answers.yahoo.com/rss/searchq?p=antivirus

(for local language version, just add the country code to the beginning followed by dot, example:

http://it.answers.yahoo.com/rss/searchq?p=antivirus

If you are looking for open questions, the parameter is tab=3

  • tab=0 : All items
  • tab=1 : Resolved items
  • tab=2 : Undecided items
  • tab=3 : Open items

Example:

http://it.answers.yahoo.com/rss/searchq?p=antivirus&tab=3

For queries with multiple terms:

http://it.answers.yahoo.com/rss/searchq?p=computer+lento&tab=3

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