Site Help & Support - OpenSearch 1.1
We are currently prototyping a partial implementation of the H/PC Community Forums and the OpenSearch 1.1 specification. This page briefly outlines the system.
What is OpenSearch 1.1 ?
OpenSearch is a standardised method for enabling cross-site, dynamic search content to be requested and rendered on a global basis over the Internet. OpenSearch is based upon the RSS specification and is designed to make the sourcing of information even easier - placing the power in the hands of the user and not restricting them to specific sites or interfaces.
How do I use OpenSearch on HPC:Factor?
The OpenSearch 1.1 implementation on HPC:Factor, released with HPC:Factor v2.0 is a partial implementation of the OpenSearch 1.1 format that focuses on providing users with the ability to directly interface with our forum search system.
The Handheld PC Community Forums here on HPC:Factor can be searched using the existing web interface, however with the new OpenSearch system, users can easily implement their own search box to forum search results from their own site, or integrate forum search capabilities directly into their web browser.
Updated: You can now use the HPC:Factor OpenSearch implementation in one of two ways
To add HPC:Factor's Forums as a permanent Source click on the icon below
Once accepted, you will be able to search the Forums directly from the Search bar in your client
Can I search the main site using OpenSearch ?
No, not at this time.
We are constantly monitoring how the community makes use of HPC:Factor, and will try to respond to changing needs within the community as fast as possible. At this time, providing search facilities for the main site and fully RSS/Atomised versions of the search results is not an economical priority. If you would like to see further extensions to this or any other system on the site, please get in contact with us and let us know your thoughts.