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XML API users using web pages to display results must provide attribution for search results back to Searchhippo. One easy way to do this would be to provide a link back to http://www.searchhippo.com/ with the text "Powered by SearchHippo.com" on all pages you produce that contain a result set from us. Below is sample HTML for producing this:

The basic link you provide to your back-end looks like:
http://www.searchhippo.com/qxml.php?q=[user query]
This will return back an XML document which contains the results for the query submitted by the user. Here is a sample call: http://www.searchhippo.com/qxml.php?q=john+milton Depending on your browser, you might need to "view source" on this document to see what it actually looks like.

Here is the corresponding DTD:

So, in a nutshell:

While not required, we would appreciate hearing where you integrate this feed (i.e. email us the url!) This can also help us better serve you and keep you informed of updates and changes (particularily to things like the DTD for example)!

If you are interested in something new or have any suggestions, please send email to: info@searchhippo.com!

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