Because of the design, a simple XSL stylesheet can serve as the client:
- The directory level search returns OpenSearch Description Documents (or links to same)
- The OSDD include a stylesheet, which...
- ...renders the OSDD In the browser as a search form
- frost.xsl: Ugly, but functional, at least on Safari. Errors in Firefox 3.5, though.
Let's use this space to gradually improve the stylesheets to support this...
See Rahul Ramachandran's SAM/Talkoot Data Search module.
Perl Reference / Test Implementation
Short Perl script that can be used to verify a server works with the ESIP conventions: esip_fedsearch.pl