PLUGIN: search

Registered by Oswald Reichel on 2008-03-28

A plugin for P1tr which generates links similar to this:
foo: *search -google something
P1tr: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=something&btnG=Google+Search

Also other searches (e.g. Wikipedia, Forums etc.)
Maybe searches in a separete File, for easy adding.
Maybe different use(e.g. "*google something" or even with a specific username: "*google someFoo something" --> "someFoo: http//:www.google.com/etc..."

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Status:
Started
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Priority:
Medium
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Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Oswald Reichel
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for 0.1
Implementation:
Beta Available
Milestone target:
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Started by
Oswald Reichel on 2008-03-29

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IMHO putting all searches in seperate files is exagerated. The code necessary for a single search query is pretty small, the request itself looks the same for all search engines, and afterwards we just need a few individual lines per search engine for parsing the results.
    -- c-ortner

Currently the search plugins only allows to use one search engine. E.g "*search -google foo". It would be a since feature to allow a search with multiple search engines and all engines. E.g: "'search -google -wiki-de foo" and "search * foo".
   -- sebner

How would you order the results then?
  -- m-otteneder

Solution: "*search -wiki_de -google foo" ---> result (first choosed engine gives the first link back)
wikipedia.de .......................
google.de ...........................

if we choose the search with all engines the results should come in same order as the search engines are mentioned:
*search
With which search engine should I search after what? Use: '+search -engine searchterm '. Engine can be: , -wiki_de, -yahoo, -wikia, -wiki_en, -google

So first result will be wiki_de and google the last.

-- sebner

Another approach: Provide different keywords for different search engines and parse the results page to get direct links to the top three results of a search.
c-ortner

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