YTMND:API:Response Formats

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Response Formats

Type Description Example
XML (default) Easily parsed in many languages on many platforms. It is particularly easy to use in Flash applications. Visual representation makes it easy for a person to simply view the data.
JSON May be directly evaluated in JavaScript, and also can be parsed in many languages.
JavaScript Useful as the source of a script tag, it passes JSON response to the JavaScript callback function you specify.
Serialized PHP Easily unserialized in PHP to create objects, to which the programmer can attach custom methods. Or the programmer can directly access the response data through the public properties of the objects.
YAML words here.
DEBUG An easily readable variable dump with typing for debugging purposes.