"My Real Brain is ..."

Jeff Barr jeff@vertexdev.com
Sat, 27 Oct 2001 06:37:03 -0700


Google used to have an XML interface:

	http://www.google.com/xml?q=tomwhore

But I just tried it and got "403 forbidden" for my trouble.

Jeff;

-----Original Message-----
From: fork-admin@xent.com [mailto:fork-admin@xent.com] On Behalf Of Andy
Armstrong
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2001 1:43 AM
To: FoRK
Subject: Re: "My Real Brain is ..."


Tom wrote:
> 
> Tried faking Operas Agent type, nada.
> 
> Here are some more results
> (all caches turned off, preferences the same on both for Google, and
the
> search phrase cut and pasted to avoid flubs and typos)
> 
>         ie   opera
>       2,400      2,410     -10  99.59% tomwhore
>      31,600     31,400     200 100.64% fork xent
>      54,000     73,200 -19,200  73.77% wargame
>      49,400     75,000 -25,600  65.87% rohit
>       1,050      1,050       0 100.00% devil bunny needs a ham
>      60,700     61,300    -600  99.02% what would tom waits do
>   1,340,000  1,350,000 -10,000  99.26% when in the course of human
events
>       1,590      1,600     -10  99.38% why does google report
different
>                                        results for the same words in
>                                        different browsers
>   5,260,000  5,260,000       0 100.00% i live -love
>     665,000    672,000  -7,000  98.96% i am nothing -you
>   4,950,000  4,940,000  10,000 100.20% either this OR that -everything
> =====================================================================
>  12,415,740 12,467,960 -52,220  99.58%
> 
> So in the end ie only got 99.58% of the results of Opera, which means,
to
> paraphrase Paul Heyman..."OPERA OPERA OPERA!"

I wonder what happens if you just telnet on port 80 and send the request
manually. I bet it's the same as Opera. It does seem that IE's getting
something different from other browsers. I suppose we need to do a diff
on one of the smaller result sets.

-- 
Andy Armstrong, Tagish


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