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Bug 2964 - OpenSearch Support
OpenSearch Support
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-07-25 19:09 UTC by Gregory Szorc
Modified: 2009-12-30 05:23 UTC (History)
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OpenSearch RSS Generator (3.71 KB, text/plain)
2005-07-25 19:11 UTC, Gregory Szorc

Description Gregory Szorc 2005-07-25 19:09:12 UTC
OpenSearch is a way to retrieve search results using RSS. is the principle supporter of the format.  It would be beneficial to retrieve search 
results from a MediaWiki installation using a standard XML format.
Comment 1 Gregory Szorc 2005-07-25 19:11:52 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Gregory Szorc 2005-12-17 23:12:28 UTC
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
Comment 3 Christian Schade 2006-02-11 07:14:55 UTC
Sugest that you publish the opensearch feeds somewhere since it can 
then be used as an integrated search provider in IE7
Comment 4 Gregory Szorc 2006-05-01 18:39:22 UTC
I have updated my OpenSearch special page.  See or
Comment 5 Jo Hermans 2006-08-30 08:54:19 UTC
(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
Comment 6 Jo Hermans 2006-09-07 14:01:41 UTC
mozilla bug 349431 is now fixed - we don't offer to install the search-plugin
anymore because it doesn't have a title-tag.
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2006-09-08 09:08:32 UTC
Note that at this time we don't have an official OpenSearch feed.
Comment 8 Rob Church 2006-11-21 17:07:19 UTC
"Experimental" OpenSearch support included in MediaWiki since r16137.

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