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Is there an API that returns metadata for a given URL?

My answer to Is there an API that returns metadata for a given URL? on Quora

I suggest taking a look at http://embed.ly/—it can take a huge range of URLs and turn them in to JSON metadata. Here’s what it can do with a Wikipedia page: http://embed.ly/docs/explore/obj...—and here’s Google Maps URL (not as useful, but still some interesting metadata extracted) http://embed.ly/docs/explore/obj...

This is Is there an API that returns metadata for a given URL? by Simon Willison, posted on 31st May 2012.

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