use WWW::OpenSearch;

    my $url = "";
    my $engine = WWW::OpenSearch->new($url);

    # Retrieve page 4 of search results for "iPod"
    my $response = $engine->search("iPod",{ startPage => 4 });
    for my $item (@{$response->feed->items}) {
        print $item->{description};

    # Retrieve page 3 of results
    $response = $response->previous_page;

    # Retrieve page 5 of results
    $response = $response->next_page;


WWW::OpenSearch::Response is a module designed to encapsulate a response received from an A9 OpenSearch compatible engine. See for details.


Constructs a new instance of WWW::OpenSearch::Response from the WWWW::OpenSearch:Response returned by the search request.


parse_response( )

Parses the content of the \s-1HTTP\s0 response using XML::Feed. If successful, parse_feed( ) is also called.

parse_feed( )

Parses the XML::Feed originally parsed from the \s-1HTTP\s0 response content. Sets the pager object appropriately.

previous_page( ) / next_page( )

Performs another search on the parent object, returning a WWW::OpenSearch::Response instance containing the previous/next page of results. If the current response includes a <link rel=\*(L"previous/next\*(R" href=\*(L"...\*(R" /> tag, the page will simply be the parsed content of the \s-1URL\s0 specified by the tag's href attribute. However, if the current response does not include the appropriate link, a new query is constructed using the startPage or startIndex query arguments. Gets the href attribute of the first link whose rel attribute is equal to $type.


feed( )

pager( )



Copyright 2005-2013 by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa and Brian Cassidy

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.