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Perl Monks Mozilla/Firefox search plugin

by aufflick (Deacon)
on Oct 17, 2004 at 11:21 UTC ( #399904=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I submitted a perl monks search plugin to the email address at mycroft.mozdev.org some time ago, but nothing happened.

So if you want to try out my Perl Monks search plugin, you can install it from my business web site:

http://pumptheory.com/collaboration/misc/mozilla/

The plugin has a caveat, quoted from my original email:

The one caveat with it is that the site uses the same url (index.pl) for search results and article display, so the sidebar results list gets cleared when you click on an article. I cannot see any way in the search plugin syntax to deal with this, but I am open to suggestions! I will also suggest to the site maintainers that they change this behaviour to allow the plugin to work properly.
Any comments from the site maintainers?
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Re: Perl Monks Mozilla/Firefox search plugin
by CountZero (Bishop) on Oct 17, 2004 at 18:45 UTC
    Very nice! Even if I don't use it often, at least it puts a very intriguing icon with a camel's head and Perl in blue and white on my browser.

    CountZero

    "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

Re: Perl Monks Mozilla/Firefox search plugin
by tye (Sage) on Oct 18, 2004 at 05:49 UTC

    Can't you just tell the plug-in that searching is done via http://www.perlmonks.org/?mozilla=freaks;node=search+terms ?

    - tye        

Re: Perl Monks Mozilla/Firefox search plugin
by bassplayer (Monsignor) on Oct 18, 2004 at 16:16 UTC
    This one works nicely too, although your one-click link makes it nice and easy. Hmmm... <tongue location="cheek">Perhaps we should patent this one-click technology?</tongue>

    bassplayer

Re: Perl Monks Mozilla/Firefox search plugin
by hannibal (Scribe) on Oct 22, 2004 at 08:16 UTC
    Personally I prefer using the location bar and quick searches; 'gg blah' searches Google, 'gi blah' does Google Image Search, 'cpan blah' searches CPAN, etc. I haven't done one for PM yet though. You can find more info on them here.

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