Project Description
This tool is an attempt to make the development and testing of OpenSearch and Internet Explorer 8 Visual Search feeds a bit easier. It is developed purely from my own experiences of what does and doesn't actually work.

It can been seen in action at http://opensearchvalidator.com

A general test outline has been documented, but most of the interesting validations are done by XSD.

Some cool ones to check out are:
  • hanselman.com, who has his SearchForm element in the wrong namespace at the time of writing
  • wikipedia.org, who are serving their visual search suggestions with the wrong media type at the time of writing
  • au.yahoo.com, who are serving their OpenSearch description with the wrong media type at the time of writing
  • bing.com, who don’t even publish a feed at the time of writing
  • graysonline.com, who currently publish a valid feed
  • blindsearch.fejus.com, who currently publish a (mostly) valid OpenSearch description

Last edited Jun 9, 2009 at 11:58 AM by tathamoddie, version 10