scott at randomchaos.com
Tue Aug 29 21:13:49 PDT 2006
On Aug 29, 2006, at 10:23 PM, Ted Drake wrote:
> It's slightly off topic, but I thought I'd share my latest post
> about how we
> added the OpenSearch protocol to the Yahoo! Tech site. This open
> lets you define how your web site's search engine works and then
> the personal search box in IE7 and Firefox 2. It also helps the
> search engines, such as A9.
> Sorry if it is too off-topic.
I'm not sure this is off-topic at all. I think OpenSearch solves a
problem by extending RSS that microformats could solve by extending
HTML, possibly hAtom specifically. The problem is identifying search
results for reuse in aggregation, reformatting, etc. The use cases
are obvious as there are plenty of applications that already reuse
this type of data and could benefit from a standard format for
already published search results (A9, OS X Sherlock, etc.), there's
certainly no shortage of search results on the web to use as real-
world examples from the general web searches to very narrow-focus
searches, and between hAtom and OpenSearch, I suspect most of the
work is already done. hSearch?
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