tedster - 11:05 pm on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0) [opensearch.a9.com...] [news.com.com...]
This looks like it has real potential to grow some legs. The technology is an extension of RSS 2.0.
Any site that has content—and a search box—can choose to return results in OpenSearch RSS. This includes travel sites, classifieds, encyclopedias…. If you can provide search results for something, it probably can fit into the OpenSearch model...the format is the standard set of XML elements, plus three additional elements designed to support navigation between pages. A9.com, the search unit of online retailer Amazon, on Wednesday unveiled OpenSearch, a protocol for content publishers to repurpose search listings for their own design. The system would allow a legal Web site to display a top list of legal resources, for example. Or a chess aficionado Web site could show search results for new chess games online.