collective.opensearch 1.4.1

Adds the ability to produce search results in the simple OpenSearch format
collective.opensearch is a Plone product that adds the possibility to read and write OpenSearch compatible search results in your Plone site.

OpenSearch is a collection of simple formats for the sharing of search results.

OpenSearch helps search engines and search clients communicate by introducing a common set of formats to perform search requests and syndicate search results.

The OpenSearch description document format can be used to describe a search engine so that it can be used by search client applications. The OpenSearch response elements can be used to extend existing syndication formats, such as RSS and Atom, with the extra metadata needed to return search results.

collective.opensearch enables you to syndicate the search results of your plone site by formatting them in the RSS or Atom formats, augmented with OpenSearch response elements.

collective.opensearch adds a view to the link type that lets you search OpenSearch (or other searches that return RSS or Atom so any plone site) compatible search providers within your site. When you add a link with an open search url this view will be automatically set.

To search e.g. from your site add a search feed with the url:{searchTerms}

You can combine several open search links as a metasearch. All OpenSearch links inside a folder will be queried and their results displayed when you change the view of a folder to 'Open Search View'

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last updated on:
December 1st, 2011, 20:30 GMT
developed by:
Christian Ledermann
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ Internet \ Plone Extensions


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What's New in This Release:
  • fixes for Plone 4.1.2
  • update classifiers
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