Unified search API

Posted on January 23, 2006

We need a unified search API for all websites, so that we can do federated searches across all related websites.

IE, I know my info is in one of 3 places, none of which are indexed by google.
Solution: Search interface which can hit all the places at once. I’ve done this by hacking the Plone live search facility

Proposal. An XML-RPC or GET request which passes a single search string. Results are returned in RSS format.