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From Cyriaque Dupoirieux <Cyriaque.Dupoiri...@pcotech.fr>
Subject Re: search engine broker
Date Mon, 06 Mar 2006 09:42:54 GMT
Thorsten Scherler a écrit :
> El lun, 06-03-2006 a las 12:27 +1100, David Crossley escribió:
>   
>> 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
>>     
>
> done 
> http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs?rev=383436&view=rev
>
>   
>>> 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?
>>     
>
> What do you mean by open definition? 
>
>   
>> We could just add the attributes to the Forrest plugin
>> configuration files and not need to copy the Firefox
>> content.
>>     
>
> Well the definition are *based* on the firefox plugins. I extended them
> by a ctegory attribute and before you could use them you have to convert
> them.
>   
I think that firefox search plugins are just the search URL breakdown 
with the list of parameters, there is not confidentiality in this.
I will be pleased to use your contract in my own site ! (if you share :-) )

(The category attribute is a nice idea...)

> I ask because of the comment. Should I keep it?
>
> salu2
>
>   
>> -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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