Creating OpenSearch plugins for Browsers

I just came across a Mozilla::Developer page that teaches how to let visitors on a site easily add that site’s search function into their browsers as a plugin.

If you are reading this in my blog and you select your browser’s search tool, this is what you’ll see:

OpenSearch option in browser’s tool

You’ll get the option to permanently add my blog’s search function to your browser. If you select it, you’ll have this:

OpenSearch option added to browser’s tool

To make it, I followed the instructions on the first link and created my OpenSearch description file. Look! Technorati, Microsoft, and many others have OpenSearch-enabled websites.

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