[aur-dev] OpenSearch Description

Cilyan Olowen gaknar at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 16:15:13 EST 2011

2011/1/30 Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>:
> 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:
> http://projects.archlinux.org/archweb.git/commit/?id=8c077a4caa73c7e4a5e148195f1d6d3cdae572cf
> http://www.archlinux.org/opensearch/packages/
> -Dan

Yes, indeed and I use it quite often since a long time (using the "ap"
keyword, if you want to know ;)), thanks a lot!

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