[uf-discuss] OpenSearch

Ted Drake tdrake at yahoo-inc.com
Wed Aug 30 08:43:58 PDT 2006

I'm not sure if I understand the theory behind the twiki of OpenSearch and

Are you suggesting I modify the opensearch.xml file to include microformat
values, so that when A9 and other search engines gather the content, they
can insert the microformat into their results?

A9 does not support HTML search pages at this time. I tried to register our
OpenSearch with them and the response was that they only accept RSS and atom
at this time.

I haven't looked at hAtom yet. If I can add some microformatting to our
search results, I'd be happy to try it.

This is a sample product result from the search result page. Where would the
OpenSearch/hAtom microformats be added?

<div class="product" id="prod8">
<div class="prodTitle">
<h4><a href="/pr/apple-ipod-shuffle-512mb-mp3-player/1991675140 ">Apple iPod
shuffle 512MB MP3 Player</a></h4>
<div class="ytcompareProductCheck">
<label class="compareLabel" for="a1991675140">Select this product to be
compared with others</label><input class="ytcompProdCheckBox" name="id"
id="a1991675140" value="1991675140" type="checkbox">
<div class="ytImgThumbContainer"><a
href="/pr/apple-ipod-shuffle-512mb-mp3-player/1991675140 "
class="ytprodThumbLink"><img class="prodThumb"
401105478782jpg85?rm_____Dy10zfXDq" alt=""></a></div>
<div class="ytRatingsContainer">
<ul class="ytratingsul">
<li class="overall stars8">
<span title="Yahoo! Users gave this product  4.19 out of 5 stars for overall
quality">4.19/5 </span><b class="ytuserRatings">559<img
src="/images/userratings.jpg" alt="this product has user ratings"></b>
<li class="ytSpec">Installed Memory: 512 MB</li>
<li class="ytSpec">Audio Format: AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV</li>
<li class="ytSpec">System Compatibility: Mac, PC</li>
<div><ul class="priceInfo">
<li class="ytPrice">
<span class="priceLow">$66.49</span> - <span class="priceHigh">$74.05</span>
                      in 6 stores</li>
<li class="pricebutton"><a href="/pp/1991675140"
class="ytbtncompprices">Compare Prices</a></li>

Thanks for your help, I'd love to extend the OpenSearch and Microformatting
as much as possible.


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