OpenSearch is a simple XML based format for the sharing of search results. OpenSearch is an open data format and open standard released under a Creative Commons license. The format is currently used to define search providers by Firefox and other Mozilla based browsers since the release of Firefox 2, as well as Internet Explorer since the release of Internet Explorer 7. This category provides resources about the OpenSearch standard and format, tools to help develop OpenSearch based search plugins as well as repositories containing OpenSearch search plugins.
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Official site. Includes specifications, developer documentation and frequently asked questions.
Add OpenSearch to Your Web Site
Basic and easily assimilated introduction to OpenSearch.
Creating OpenSearch plugins for Firefox
Article which explains how to create search plugins for the Firefox browser, as well as the extra features implemented in Firefox.
IE7 Search provider builder tool.
Provides a useful automated XML creation script.
Provides a collection of Sherlock and OpenSearch search engine plugins or search providers for Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey and IE7 browsers. Also offers an OpenSearch plugin generation and submission tool.
OpenSearch - Google Groups
A group discussing implementation of OpenSearch for web sites.
Last update:March 24, 2015 at 6:27:12 UTC