Apologies for any cross-posting.
The latest version of the OJAX metasearch service is now tightly
integrated with the Firefox 2 / IE 7 search feature. Repositories
powered by OJAX can now be searched directly from the browser search
bar, with no need to download or configure extensions or plugins.
OJAX now supports OpenSearch Discovery. When a user visits any OJAX
repository search page, their browser will automatically detect that the
repository can be searched via OpenSearch and will offer to add the
repository to the set of search plugins installed in their browser.
Once added, OJAX can be selected in the browser search bar and
repository searches can be performed at any time without having to
navigate back to the repository search page.
Search Suggestions (Auto-Completion)
Firefox 2.0 has extended the OpenSearch protocol to allow
auto-completion in the browser search bar (which Firefox calls "Search
Suggestions"). OJAX is one of the first search engines to implement the
server side of this extended OpenSearch protocol, after Google, Yahoo!
and Answers.com. It is probably the first open source search engine to
Because OJAX 0.6 uses the increasingly popular OpenSearch 1.1 search
descriptions, the new features described above require the latest
versions of the two major browsers: Firefox 2.0 or Internet Explorer 7.0.
Further information, demo and download: http://ojax.sourceforge.net/
OJAX is a prototype Ajax-powered metasearch service. It provides a
highly dynamic user interface to a federated search service for OAI-PMH
compatible repository metadata.
Dr Judith Wusteman
UCD School of Information and Library Studies
University College Dublin
Tel: +353 1 716 7612
Fax: +353 1 716 1161
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