Add your search engine to Firefox with OpenSearch
Everyone wants to add its own search engine to the Firefox Taskbar like Youtube does :
I searched through different websites code sources, such as php.net, developer.mozilla.org or https://wikipedia.org and found one same line of code in the head tag : Opensearch
OpenSearch is a collection of simple formats for the sharing of search results. They have a detail manual is available on their website (http://www.opensearch.org/Home)
I first thought it could be it was tough to code such a thing but not at all!
All you need is an xml file and a single HTML line of code in you head :
<link rel="search" type="application/opensearchdescription+xml" href="/link/to/your/file.xml" title="My search!">
and the xml file is a simple description page to your search page :
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/" xmlns:moz="http://www.mozilla.org/2006/browser/search/"> <ShortName>a short name</ShortName> <Description>My website search</Description> <InputEncoding>UTF-8</InputEncoding> <Image width="16" height="16" type="image/x-icon">/link/to/your/favicon.ico</Image> <Url type="text/html" method="get" template="http://example.com/?q=" /> </OpenSearchDescription>
Of course you can modify the format of the search: Atom 1.0 or RSS2.0
More on their GitHub here : [https://github.com/dewitt/opensearch/blob/master/opensearch-1-1-draft-6.md#opensearch-description-document]
I use mine in order to search through this blog. When everything is uploaded correctly on your website, just look at the search icon of your search bar and a + should appear !
Now the only thing you have to worry about is doing the search page!
Thanks for reading!
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