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Site Limited Search in Delicious…

Whilst mulling over the extent to which I could use the delicious social bookmarking service to provide an ad hoc tagging tool for web pages*, I wondered whether or not it was possible to do a site limited search in delicious.

And apparently, it is possible, using an obvious (and guessed at) notation: “open access” site:ac.uk

The search appears to return results of bookmarked pages limited according to the site: search limit.

So has the OUseful.info blog been bookmarked at all over the last month?

Hmmmm…. :-)

* so for example, I can look up the delicious bookmark details for a page given its URI in the following way: http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/{format}/url/{url md5}
Here are details of a pipe that handles the MD5 encoding for you and gives you a feed relating to who has recently bookmarked a given URL: DeliURL pipe

PS the url: search limit also works, so it’s easy enough to see who’s bookmarked a particular page with a limited search on a specific URI, rather than having to go the MD5 lookup route:

Unfortunately, the delicious search results pages don’t natively provide an RSS or JSON feed output… but I wonder: can we get those via YQL? Arghh, of course they don’t – the search results pages disallow robots, even Yahoo’s own robots:-(

Written by Tony Hirst

October 22, 2009 at 1:21 pm

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  2. Very useful!

    Now if only delicious provided an RSS feed for those searches (or didn’t prohibit robots from accessing those pages!).

    Marsh Gardiner

    October 22, 2009 at 3:00 pm

  3. Nice work – I wonder if other Google search modifiers like filetype work as well?

    Jon K.

    October 22, 2009 at 3:16 pm

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