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If you think it's a good idea, then what about changing [google://] to point to your search engine of choice?

It would be a lot more work - extending the database, providing a mechanism for people to choose their search engine through user settings, etc

But far more importantly, it is pointless - why provide a link to something, if the reader might end up somewhere where the content is different? "CPAN" ne "KOBE". While Randy Kobe's site mirrors the modules and metadata, it doesn't mirror the site content - it is presented in a different way. Perhaps if I use the [cpan://] link, I WANT you to go to CPAN, not some other site.

On the other hand, there are a lot of tags now to remember, and these will grow, but it seems meaningless to me to have a link in a Perlmonks post that could lead to a number of different sites.

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