|Perl Monk, Perl Meditation|
Re^2: a Mozilla Firebird searchplugin for Perlmonks (or)by tye (Cardinal)
|on Nov 11, 2003 at 18:40 UTC||Need Help??|
I don't find node= very useful for searching in most cases.
One day I will learn more about interactions between browser caches and dynamic pages and might get PM to issue more useful dates in its headers. For now, I've told my browser to just never refetch a page if it has it in its cache (which sometimes causes me problems because I forget to refresh an old page *sigh* -- but the trade-off is a net win so far) because this prevents me waiting 20 seconds to revisit a PM page I just visited a short while ago (or months ago, in fact).
This means that I can select my PM bookmark and then click the "super search" link and not wait for PM at all.
For those who don't want to put up with lots of stale pages, you can save super search's HTML to a local file, add a <base href="http://perlmonks.org/?"> in the <head> section, and you've now got a local, fast access point to a working PM search form.
If you put the <base ...> before the <link ...>s, then your browser will use the CSS from PM (which it may decide to refetch). So might want to remove those <link ...>s or put the <base ...> after them, which will make your form look a little stark but it will still work. Or you could grab the CSS and put that in a local file...
Just a couple other ways to do it...