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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: search engine broker
Date Mon, 06 Mar 2006 01:27:56 GMT
Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I am working on a new plugin, a search engine broker (output). You can
> see it in action on http://www.target-x.de/search.html and
> http://www.target-x.de/search-forms.html.
> 
> BTW that is my site with a new theme I developed while testing the
> dispatcher. :)

Congratulations. Excellent. Can you add it to
http://forrest.apache.org/live-sites.html#dispatcher

> Here an extract from the contract description
> "search-engines-main will output a select box or a page of installed
> search engines. This search definitions are based on firefox search
> plugins. 
> 
> If you use firefox on your local system then you can find the installed
> plugins in ~/.mozilla/firefox/{profile}/searchplugins. 
> 
> Warning: firefox searchplugins are not well formed xml You *cannot* use
> ~/.mozilla/firefox/{profile}/searchplugins/*.src directly since they are
> not valid xml-markup!!!"
> 
> Now I wonder whether I can redistribute this refactored search plugins?

Is this "search plugin" format an open definition?
We could just add the attributes to the Forrest plugin
configuration files and not need to copy the Firefox
content.

-David

> E.g. 
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> 
> <!--# Yahoo Search Plug-in for Mozilla
> #
> # Created by Robert Fernandes <robert@bovilexics.com>, Matthew A.
> McGuigan <webnugget.com>, Rafael Ebron <rebron@meer.net>
> # Last Edited May 31, 2002
> # Last updated August 11, 2004
> # converted as forrest search definition by thorsten@apache.org -->
> 
> <search
>     version = "7.1" 
>    name="Yahoo"
>    description="Yahoo Search"
>    searchForm="http://www.yahoo.com/r/so"
>    method="GET"
>    action="http://search.yahoo.com/search" 
>    category="common"
> >
> 
> <input name="p" type="text" />
> <input name="ei" value="UTF-8"/>
> 
> 
> </search>
> 
> wdyt?
> 
> salu2
> -- 
> thorsten
> 
> "Together we stand, divided we fall!" 
> Hey you (Pink Floyd)

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