If you’re using Bon Echo Alpha 3, you’ll notice that when you visit Technorati, the search engine icon changes color. If you select the drop down from the search bar, you’ll also get “Add Technorati Search” as an option.
Here’s what needs to be embedded in the head of your page:
link rel=“search” type=“application/opensearchdescription+xml” title=“Foo” href=“http://foo.com/bar.xml”
link rel=“search” type=“application/opensearchdescription+xml” title=“Technorati Search” href=“http://technorati.com/osd.xml”
Then you need to create a similar document: http://technorati.com/osd.xml
- Mozilla documentation on this is located here: http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Creating_OpenSearch_plugins
- All the OpenSearch documentation is here: http://opensearch.a9.com/
- All the “Mozilla-Search” plugin documentation is here (somewhat dated): http://mycroft.mozdev.org/deepdocs/deepdocs.html
If you’re a search engine, get going on this. I’ve only seen this work on Technorati (works on Live.com too apparently) though I imagine I’ll see this incorporated with most sites — don’t need to be a search company to make this work.
Very well done. I’m assuming this is Gavin’s work. Nice!
**Updated w/ more documentation links.