Last Comment Bug 293323 - (spotlight) Spotlight Integration
(spotlight)
: Spotlight Integration
Status: NEW
: helpwanted
Product: Firefox
Classification: Client Software
Component: Shell Integration (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: PowerPC Mac OS X
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
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http://developer.apple.com/macosx/spo...
: 368341 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 390637 macmeta
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Reported: 2005-05-07 21:59 PDT by Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email)
Modified: 2015-11-14 08:53 PST (History)
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Description Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email) 2005-05-07 21:59:31 PDT
Firefox needs spotlight plugins for searching our profile data formats.
Comment 1 Matthias Versen [:Matti] 2005-05-07 23:31:54 PDT
see also bug 293231
Comment 2 Mike Pinkerton (not reading bugmail) 2005-05-08 20:10:20 PDT
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.
Comment 3 Justin 2005-05-13 07:01:30 PDT
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.
Comment 4 Patrick Teng 2005-05-13 10:36:08 PDT
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.
Comment 5 Brian Schack 2005-05-14 09:01:32 PDT
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.
Comment 6 Matthew 2005-10-29 09:25:32 PDT
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.
Comment 7 Simon Howes 2007-01-26 11:10:51 PST
*** Bug 368341 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Nicolas Mandil (:NicolasWeb) 2010-06-28 03:24:09 PDT
Should block 565518, but I can't do it ;-)

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