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Good afternoon, 


I am able to retrieve results from yahoo with my API key, using the instructions found here: http://developer.yahoo.com/boss/search/boss_api_guide/codeexamples.html#




$cc_key  = "your consumer key here";
$cc_secret = "your consumer secret here";
$url = "<http://yboss.yahooapis.com/ysearch/news>,web,images";
$args = array();
$args["q"] = "yahoo";
$args["format"] = "json";

$consumer = new OAuthConsumer($cc_key, $cc_secret);
$request = OAuthRequest::from_consumer_and_token($consumer, NULL,"GET", $url, $args);
$request->sign_request(new OAuthSignatureMethod_HMAC_SHA1(), $consumer, NULL);
$url = sprintf("%s?%s", $url, OAuthUtil::build_http_query($args));
$ch = curl_init();
$headers = array($request->to_header());
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, $headers);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
$rsp = curl_exec($ch);
$results = json_decode($rsp);

However the output of results is very bizarre, for example, if I search for elephant, I get the following results (partial copy and paste):

stdClass Object ( [bossresponse] => stdClass Object ( [responsecode] => 200 [images] => stdClass Object ( [start] => 0 [count] => 35 [totalresults] => 108000 [results] => Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [clickurl] => http://0.tqn.com/d/goafrica/1/0/Y/Q/IMG_1592.JPG [size] => 2.2MB [format] => jpeg [height] => 2432 [refererclickurl] => http://goafrica.about.com/od/africanwildlife/ss/The-Big-5-Images-Facts-And-Information-About-Africas-Big-Five_2.htm [refererurl] => http://goafrica.about.com/od/africanwildlife/ss/The-Big-5-Images-Facts-And-Information-About-Africas-Big-Five_2.htm [title] => African Elephant - One of the "Big Five" - African Elephant Image ... [url] => http://0.tqn.com/d/goafrica/1/0/Y/Q/IMG_1592.JPG [width] => 2591 [thumbnailheight] => 150 [thumbnailurl] => http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4700108340594617&pid=15.1&H=150&W=160 [thumbnailwidth] => 160 ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [clickurl] => http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/004/cache/african-elephant_435_600x450.jpg [size] => 54.1KB [format] => jpeg [height] => 450 [refererclickurl] => http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/photos/elephants/ [refererurl] => http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/photos/elephants/ [title] => Elephant Pictures - National Geographic [url] => http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/004/cache/african-elephant_435_600x450.jpg [width] => 600 [thumbnailheight] => 120 [thumbnailurl] => http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.5058106677789309&pid=15.1&H=120&W=160 [thumbnailwidth] => 160 ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [clickurl] => http://www.splendidwallpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/baby_elephant_1024x768.jpg [size] => 149.4KB [format] => jpeg [height] => 768 [refererclickurl] => http://www.splendidwallpaper.com/baby-elephant-2102/ [refererurl] => http://www.splendidwallpaper.com/baby-elephant-2102/

Please bear in mind that I am very new to php, and programming in general. I am completing a fast track learning course where we don`t have time to learn the basics, we are in the deep end! :happy-04:


Does anyone have suggestions on how to display the results properly?




Note: I had tried to do it this way (which worked with the Google API - although the links were not clickable).. It did not work at all with Yahoo:

foreach ($results->{ 'items' } as $item ) 
echo $item->{ 'title' }.": ".$item->{ 'link' }."\n\n";
echo $newline;


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