Open Bug 293323 (spotlight) Opened 16 years ago Updated 5 years ago
Firefox needs spotlight plugins for searching our profile data formats.
see also bug 293231
all you need to do is write out the same plist format that safari does and it will get parsed by their metadata plugin, it all just works.
I was recently pondering Spotlight and my own personal information management disaster. Often I find information on the web that I think I might like to read again in the future. So usually I save a PDF or hard copy of the web pages. These either get lost in the filesystem or on my desk typiclaly. Bookmarks have become ineffective due to their sheer number and the fact that page titles aren't always descriptive and I'm often too lazy to change the bookmark name. So, I thought it would be really awesome that a web browser plug-in for spotlight would index not the bookmarks, but that at index time, the web page would be retrieved and indexed. Then you are search your own, personal subset of the web.
Hi, I'm new here. I liked Justin's idea, but I don't know where to start. I suppose i can start work on seeing if spotlight will search the cache from firefox. Where can I find the Firefox developer's manual/guide? Thanks.
Partly off-topic, In reply to comment #3: > So, I thought it would be really awesome that a web browser plug-in for > spotlight would index not the bookmarks, but that at index time, the web page > would be retrieved and indexed. Then you are search your own, personal subset > of the web. Cocoalicious lets you search the contents of web pages that you have bookmarked. OmniWeb lets you search the contents of bookmarks and history. Neither uses Spotlight.
I'm assuming no one has taken this yet, so I'm going to go ahead and jump on it. Checking out the source right now for Firefox and Camino. Will try to reuse as much of Camino's source so that a uniform approach can take care of both releases.
Should block 565518, but I can't do it ;-)
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