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At its best, the programmable web works the same way as the human web. When amazon-book-search.rb calls the method Amazon::Search::Request#keyword_search, the Ruby program starts acting like a web browser. It makes an HTTP request to a URI: in this case, something like http://xml.amazon.com/onca/xml3?

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