19 March 2005


Amazon's A9 is pretty sexy (and loved by all who obsess over short domain names). I am such a Google-head that I don't use A9 enough on reflex. Now, they have a new-ish technology called OpenSearch. It defines requirements for exposing a site's searches as XML--thus turning queries into aggregatable plug-ins. They also point out that existing search engines can be wrapped so that HTML search results are translated into OpenSearch RSS results, although I think that you would just be screen-scraping and rewriting the content.

[ posted by sstrader on 19 March 2005 at 12:26:19 PM in Programming ]