I have tried replying directly to the following post on Yahoo.
Unfortunately, Yahoo just responds by redisplaying the “reply” form and doesn’t accept my response. I am therefore posting this information on my blog to try and see if others are having this same problem.
Basically, as the poster above states, I’ve been using this service for as long as I can remember. And suddenly, last night (20-Sep-2011) the service stopped working. I’m sure there is some news somewhere about Yahoo not supporting this service, but searching google for the 403 error does not produce any useful results.
I took the quick/easy way out. I switched over to using the Google geo-coding service documented at the following address.
Perhaps someone can shed light on why the Yahoo service has stopped working? I’m suspecting it could be because I was accessing it from an Internet/IntRAnet site that is not publicly visible. But what do I know? 😉