[aur-dev] OpenSearch Description

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 15:13:53 EST 2011

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 10:55 AM, Cilyan Olowen <gaknar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> It's been a long time that I wanted to do an OpenSearch shortcut to
> the AUR. I do an extensive use of search engines and keywords in my
> daily navigation and I was really missing one for AUR. So I wrote one,
> that was not so complex. :)
> I tested it using Firefox 3.6, so please test it a little bit more.
> To include the search engine in a web page for auto discovery, the
> HTML <head/> element should include a "profile" attribute that
> contains the value "http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/", and a
> <link/> tag such as
> <link rel="search"
>        type="application/opensearchdescription+xml"
>        href="http://path/to/aur-osd.xml"
>        title="AUR Packages" />
> (href must contain a complete uri, relative path doesn't seem to be supported)
> I set up a page so you can test it:
> http://www.cilyan.org/aurosd/aur-osd-link.html
> Once an appropriate keyword is set up in Ff "Manage search engines",
> finding a package on AUR is now as simple as typing "aur <package>" in
> the address bar!

As an FYI, I added this to the main site a while back:


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