Can Squeak talk to Google ?

Lex Spoon lex at
Tue Apr 16 17:12:15 UTC 2002

On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 11:53:53AM -0400, Andy Stoffel wrote:
> Just wondering if anyone has taken a look at
> the Google API.
> A bunch of links can be found at:
> -Andy-

This sounds really cool, but would Google let us do anything with
it?  Check out these paragraphs, which seems to say you can't actually
access it with SOAP (wouldn't that be an automatic query?)

====  from =======

You may not send automated queries of any sort to Google's system
without express permission in advance from Google.  Note that "sending
automatic queries" includes, among other things:

	- using any software which sends queries to Google to determine
	  how a website or webpage "ranks" on Google for various queries;

	- "meta-searching" Google; and

	- performing "offline" searches on Google:

Please do not write to Google to request permission to "meta-search"
Google for a research project, as such requests will not be granted.


It looks like they only publish the API for you to tinker a little with,
not to actually use it for anything.  About the only thing
they seem to allow is returning search results almost verbatim:

Still, I guess it would legitimize Squeak's .NET support if we
could talk to Google....


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