Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:14 PMDoes IE9 support OpenSearch XML standard?
Here is a screenshot of IE8 in XP Mode and IE9 RC (same with RTM) in Windows 7 Sp1, notice on Microsoft Update Catalog the search drop down is glowing orange on IE8 and when you click it you see an option to search the site or to add the site to your browser search plugins...but IE9 does not glow and when you click the drop down you dont see an option to add Microsoft Update Catalog search to your browser
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:23 PM
the link you provided returns 502 Bad Gateway
see A9.com for a listing of Open Search links.....
I've had no problems with installing/testing these in IE9.
Please provide a publicly accessibile link to your web page when asking a question here... probably you have not validated your markup and your link tag (or another meta tag before it is malformed).... causing IE9 (in standards mode)...(no such thing as XP Mode.. shish! see http://w3schools.com to learn about doctypes).. to ignore any following tags in the head.
Thursday, March 17, 2011 4:09 AM
Direct link to screnshot http://a.yfrog.com/img615/9976/ri1.png
Microsoft Update Catalog website http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx
Yes you can add search plugins, but when a website has a search plugin built in (like Microsoft Update Catalog, Microsoft Support) the search drop down glows orange (like you see in the IE8 screenshot in the "non existent" XP Mode/Virtual PC ) but IE9 does not support this anymore
Here is more info on adding opensearch to your website http://www.last-child.com/add-opensearch-to-your-web-site/
So yes, you can install search plugins but you cant do it from the website that has it built in themselves
Here is IE8 adding the search plugin from the Microsoft Support site
Try doing that with IE9 and tell me about it
Thursday, March 17, 2011 4:58 AM
Uses browser sniffing... They have forgotten (not got around to) to modify the code to include the Search Discovery link tag in the head...
View source in each IE version. In the page rendered in IE9 there is no link tag in the head for the search discovery url, while in the IE8 (on XP or Win 7 Virtual XP Mode... careful of your terminology), there is.
You can send feedback to MS (and ask them to fix the above page) at connect.microsoft.com/ie
This is a public forum for peer to peer help with web page development. Feedback about IE9 or any MS web site pages should be posted to the above.
- Marked As Answer by Yanping WangMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Tuesday, March 22, 2011 9:57 AM
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 5:42 PM
It has been almost a year, and I still do not see an IE9 update to add OpenSearch XML providers. What is the status in resolving this issue?
Jeff in Seattle
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 7:39 PM
What are you talking about jeff?
Amazons' open search list? - wrong church.
http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Install.aspx?referringpage=Home.aspx - they have removed the <head> <link> and use emulate IE7... there is no Open Search Discovery for that page.
You know this is a public forum.... submit any feedback to connect, without an issue ticket there is nothing to track