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why OpenSearch and why keep it enabled by default ?

what was the logic / requirement for doing so,

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Why use OpenSearch?

The web is a big place, and search engines that crawl the surface of the web are picking up only a small fraction of the great content that is out there. Moreover, some of the richest and most interesting content can not even be crawled and indexed by one search engine or navigated by one relevancy algorithm alone.

Different types of content require different types of search engines. The best search engine for a particular type of content is frequently the search engine written by the people that know the content the best.

OpenSearch helps search engines and search clients communicate by introducing a common set of formats to perform search requests and syndicate search results.


I did read that ....but once your site is indexed it is indexed all the posts do get picked up ..so why use open Search ?