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Desktop Widgets: nature.com search

[Update – 2009.10.05: This post (3. Widgets) is one of three. See also: 1. Service, 2. Clients.] The newly launched nature.com OpenSearch web service (which I’ll discuss in a separate post) is an interface that provides distributed access to search on the nature.com platform. Specifically, the interface allows for structured queries from remote clients as well as for structured responses, and implements two compatible industry standards for search: OpenSearch and SRU (Search and Retrieval via URL) As a practical demonstration of this distributed access we have developed a nature.com search desktop widget which is a small standalone app that runs 

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