Last modified: 2009-12-30 05:23:10 UTC
OpenSearch is a way to retrieve search results using RSS. http://a9.com is the principle supporter of the format. It would be beneficial to retrieve search
results from a MediaWiki installation using a standard XML format.
Created attachment 742 [details]
OpenSearch RSS Generator
This script will generate an OpenRSS compliant feed for a MediaWiki
installation. It was developed against 1.5b3, but still might work with 1.4.x.
Place the file in any subdirectory of the installation base for it to work.
I have created a MediaWiki special page that returns OpenSearch query results.
It is still a work in progress, but it seems to be working all right. The
source code can be found at
Development documentation can be found at
Sugest that you publish the wikipedia.org opensearch feeds somewhere since it can
then be used as an integrated search provider in IE7
I have updated my OpenSearch special page. See
(I'm a contributor for Firefox)
I noticed that the OpenSearch link works in Firefox 2.0, but we have problem
because it doesn't include a title-tag. this is also the reason that it doesn't
work in Internet Explorer 7. I wrote a bug about it (for FF), and the current
resolution is to *disable* support for opensearch-links without a title tag.
Please add one soon, so that the automatic installation will work again in the
final version of Firefox 2.0 (end of September).
jo DOT hermans AT gmail DOT com
mozilla bug 349431 is now fixed - we don't offer to install the search-plugin
anymore because it doesn't have a title-tag.
Note that at this time we don't have an official OpenSearch feed.
"Experimental" OpenSearch support included in MediaWiki since r16137.