Yahoo! recently announced its new PHP Developer Center which can be found at:
and announced that many of their web services now return serialized PHP. You can read the announcement at:
PHP developers will now be able to consume these web services even more easily than before.
REST web services now return serialized PHP by simply adding the "output=php" parameter to any web services request.
The request above returns the results as serialized PHP. A simple PHP script can trivially parse the request using PHP's unserialize
function which is built-in to all PHP4 and PHP5 implementations: