The OpenSearch 1.1 specification


I just installed a recent Vista build on my dev box, and I noticed a new set of options to add a custom search engine in IE 7. Which got me digging. For your browsing pleasure, here are some links:
This page describes the current list of providers, and what else needs to be done on the missing providers. The requirements are simple – the search engine must support queries based on the OpenSearch 1.1 standard.
– The IE blog contains a little bit of history around Amazon and Microsoft working together on this standard.
– The A9 developer blog also contains some interesting details.

Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Actually there are more OpenSearch 1.1 description files around than those listed on the IE7 page. http://a9.com/-/search/moreColumns.jsp is the full list from A9.com, however most listed there are OpenSearch 1.0, and there isn’t yet a way to show only the 1.1 ones.