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Google robots.txt jsapi?

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
12 years ago3,635 views

Google added /jsapi to their robots.txt file, and the page (google.com/jsapi) is currently showing some javascript which appears to be related to the maps api. The same information can be seen at google.com/uds

Any ideas about what it is?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Maybe it means "JSON API"?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

json api?!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

OK, I take that back :)

"JavaScript API" is more like it.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

UDS = Urchin Data Service ?

:)

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Looks like /uds has something to do with the ajax api and was already added to robots.txt around May of last year.

talkback.zdnet.com/5208-11470- ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Woah, it looks like its just text. But it updates the code based off of where you accessed that link from.

google.loader.OriginalAppPath = " [Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/92882.ht ...

That was in the page when I first clicked the link from Niraj's message. If you clear your firefox private data and access just that page again. The google.loader.OriginalAppPath is not even on the page any more.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

__google_super :-)
ok, css, feeds, search and maps?
maps.google.com/maps?file=googleapi ?
...
(do they use prototype?)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

So, now we know what the JSAPI directory means:
code.google.com/apis/ajaxfeeds ...

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It looks like there is going to be a change to how you load the API and handle new versions, and they've started it with feeds. It's supposed to get rolled out to other Ajax APIs, which currently means search and maps:

To include the AJAX Feed API in your page, you need to both include the Google AJAX APIs script tag and call google.load("feeds", "1"):

The first script tag loads the google.load function, which lets you load individual Google APIs. google.load("feeds", "1") loads Version 1 of the feeds API. Currently the AJAX Feed API is in Version 1, but new versions may be available in the future. See the versioning discussion below for more information.

Loading the API requires two steps because Google is moving to a new model of loading AJAX APIs to make it easier to include multiple Google APIs on your pages. Subscribe to the Google AJAX APIs Blog for announcements as we start rolling out this new AJAX API loading mechanism.

From here: code.google.com/apis/ajaxfeeds ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

How do you know google.com/jsapi is related to the new AJAX thing?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Anyone catch that all of the code examples for the new AJAX API are for pulling up Digg.com feed.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Ionut

On the page listed there is an example, and in that example there is a script tag calling the jsapi page:

... src="http ://www.google.com/ jsapi?key=YOUR_KEY_HERE" ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Thanks, Martin. I missed that.

Heather Paquinas [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

what's all this now:

google.com/reviews/search?

strangely, google.com/reviews/ shows not found

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