IE7 Search Autodiscovery

I’ve just enabled search autodiscovery on my site and it was remarkably easy to do. Navigating to an enabled site in IE7 results in the search box glowing orange – a check of the drop down box shows that my site’s search engine is now listed:

To enable it for your site, pay a vist to first. This will generate the XML search description file for you.

Then, in the header of each page, add a relative link to this XML file. For example:

<link title=”” rel=”search” type=”application/opensearchdescription+xml” href=”“>

You can find more information on IE7’s search autodiscovery at…

And, as it’s all an open standard, I assume it’ll work with Firefox once they release v2.

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