Last Comment Bug 354661 - Provide a Bugzilla Quicksearch plugin for Firefox 2 and IE 7 users to install
: Provide a Bugzilla Quicksearch plugin for Firefox 2 and IE 7 users to install
Product: Bugzilla
Classification: Server Software
Component: Query/Bug List (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: All All
: -- enhancement (vote)
: Bugzilla 3.0
Assigned To: Frédéric Buclin
: default-qa
Depends on:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2006-09-28 02:52 PDT by Marc Schumann [:Wurblzap]
Modified: 2007-02-15 07:56 PST (History)
4 users (show)
myk: approval+
See Also:
QA Whiteboard:
Iteration: ---
Points: ---

The plugin src (969 bytes, text/plain)
2006-09-28 11:21 PDT, Dan Holmes
no flags Details
patch, v1 (6.93 KB, patch)
2006-09-28 12:40 PDT, Frédéric Buclin
no flags Details | Diff | Splinter Review
patch, v1.1 (6.63 KB, patch)
2006-09-28 13:06 PDT, Frédéric Buclin review+
wurblzap: review+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review

Description Marc Schumann [:Wurblzap] 2006-09-28 02:52:41 PDT
I think a nifty thing to have would be a link on Bugzilla's front page, possibly near to the point where the sidebar is being offered, which lets me install a Search Engine plugin to my Firefox browser so that I can use that Bugzilla installation's Quicksearch capability from Firefox's Search Engine widget.
Comment 1 Frédéric Buclin 2006-09-28 08:57:43 PDT
I like that. :)
Comment 2 Dan Holmes 2006-09-28 11:19:35 PDT
Here is what i did for mine:  You can see our bugz at

Created a file with this JS in it.

function addEngine(name,ext,cat,type)


    if ((typeof window.sidebar == "object") && (typeof window.sidebar.addSearchEngine == "function")) { 



            ""+name+"."+ext, name, cat


    } else {

        alert("Sorry, you need a Mozilla-based browser to install a search plugin.");



and in template/en/default/index.html.tmpl i added the following.

<img src="/support/search-engines-static/IVS-Bugzilla-bugno.png" alt=""/>
<a href="javascript:addEngine('IVS-Bugzilla-bugno','png','General','0')">Install the IVS Bugzilla Search Extension</a>

All of this was figured out by reading how it was done by other bugzilla search plugins.
Comment 3 Dan Holmes 2006-09-28 11:21:06 PDT
Created attachment 240495 [details]
The plugin src

This is the contents of the src file mentioned in the prior comment.  This file isn't even original (as you can tell by the header comments).
Comment 4 Dan Holmes 2006-09-28 11:22:43 PDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> Here is what i did for mine:  You can see our bugz at

The limitation is that it only searches by bug number.
Comment 5 Frédéric Buclin 2006-09-28 12:40:44 PDT
Created attachment 240508 [details] [diff] [review]
patch, v1

Asking gavin for the technical aspect of the plugin.
Comment 6 :Gavin Sharp [email:] 2006-09-28 12:51:57 PDT
Comment on attachment 240508 [details] [diff] [review]
patch, v1

>Index: template/en/default/search/search-plugin.xml.tmpl

>+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>+<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="">
>+<ShortName>[% terms.Bugzilla %]</ShortName>
>+<Description>[% terms.Bugzilla %] Quick Search</Description>
>+<Image width="16" height="16">data:image/x-icon;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQCAIAAACQkWg2AAAABGdBTUEAAK%2FINwWK6QAAABl0RVh0U29mdHdhcmUAQWRvYmUgSW1hZ2VSZWFkeXHJZTwAAALBSURBVHjaYnxckcEAA3%2F%2B%2FT%2F17LUcH%2Fevf%2F8U%2BHmYGBkZMABAALEgc%2B68%2F3T227cf2tJKKhJLt59n%2FfmbnYnZV1KEhYkJrgYggBghNrz78fPIi3d8uvKBIdb%2FOaWPnzitLc97%2Bc5rFXnhnVO3%2BslLwjUABBDIhnsfPl%2Fj53VO91FX4Gfgkjxw%2Fd%2F6Q49%2FWStqyAj%2B%2B88gZqn%2B9u5rYU52iAaAAGL69%2F%2F%2F2d9%2FYiMclGT4fv76%2BZ9DbO%2FeA39%2BfJHVcvj5l%2Bnh03e%2FWThOvnwLtwEgAAAxAM7%2FBPj8%2FRYkHQYHAf3%2F%2Fv%2F%2B%2Fv8BAVNTUPX18yorLNHE2S8mB%2FT2%2Bq7a4dvu8iUSDgAAAAKICRgUv3%2F8ZGKGeIvpz6eXBvq61lZWLMwMv%2F5zMP7%2FqSAjVFyZ%2FNvZftuT10DnAAQAMQDO%2FwQIBAPz5Or6%2Ff0CBQEAAgT99ubq38z2%2BwT18%2FAM%2F%2BkNDAv6%2FQMCAA1GVVrhMze5h4kCCORpkd9%2F3n74KiHO%2B%2BffX8b%2Ff7m%2BXWP985%2Bf5R%2BPLNdfoK%2F%2F%2Ffv39%2BePj2%2FkZYR0fe0BAgikQZGX%2B9b9FzLS%2FH%2F%2B%2FGVgYGRlZWNlA7nv7z9QuDP8%2B8nw%2FRXjn68Mv4Gu%2FAwQQCCni3FxPLn7nIGZGegfNhYmNjYWZnBMASOakZER6Eumf9%2FYGT4y%2FHx%2F%2BfBFgAAC2cDGzPT99WeGvwzvv%2Fx89vrr%2F39%2FJER4pcT5Gf4z%2FP37D2jtj9%2B%2FL918fmzrKSsWNoAAgiaN%2Fz9%2Fff%2F6S4CP8%2BWbz9vWHfv54aukpAAz0Og%2Ff%2F7%2F%2Bs36668cO3ugED9QJUAAQTUArf7%2F8x87D9vRjcejhPiZhAUYcACAAGI5%2FOHH9ddvXzAxmjz%2B8P8lw4fXn5l4eRlwA4AAYmaTkBFg%2FKvJwfbkwZuXN57y%2Fv%2F34stXGR4uRmxpGwgAAgwA4%2FkfrfCWvLQAAAAASUVORK5CYII%3D</Image>
>+<Url type="text/html" method="GET" template="[% Param('urlbase') %]buglist.cgi">
>+  <Param name="quicksearch" value="{searchTerms}"/>
>+<Url type="text/html" template="[% Param('urlbase') %]"/>

Why two URL elements? The first one should be enough. Also, you can use POST if you want, I'm not sure if it matters to you one way or the other.

>Index: template/en/default/index.html.tmpl

>+  <p>
>+    The following links require a Gecko-based browser like Mozilla Firefox:
>+  </p>
>+  <ul>
>+    <li id="sidebar"><a href="javascript:addSidebar()">Add to Sidebar</a></li>
>+    <li id="quick_search_plugin">
>+      <a href="javascript:window.external.AddSearchProvider('[% Param('urlbase') %]search_plugin.cgi')">Install
>+      the Quick Search plugin</a>
>+    </li>

That statement isn't exactly true - the second link should work in IE7.
Comment 7 Frédéric Buclin 2006-09-28 13:06:50 PDT
Created attachment 240512 [details] [diff] [review]
patch, v1.1
Comment 8 Frédéric Buclin 2006-09-28 13:20:02 PDT
Comment on attachment 240512 [details] [diff] [review]
patch, v1.1

>Index: search_plugin.cgi

>+  || ThrowTemplateError($template->error());

Oh, I just noted that I forgot to add 'use Bugzilla::Error;' in case the template cannot be find. I will add this line on checkin.
Comment 9 Frédéric Buclin 2006-09-28 15:15:41 PDT
RCS file: /cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/search_plugin.cgi,v
Checking in search_plugin.cgi;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/search_plugin.cgi,v  <--  search_plugin.cgi
initial revision: 1.1
Checking in skins/standard/index.css;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/skins/standard/index.css,v  <--  index.css
new revision: 1.6; previous revision: 1.5
Checking in template/en/default/index.html.tmpl;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/template/en/default/index.html.tmpl,v  <--  index.html.tmpl
new revision: 1.31; previous revision: 1.30
Checking in template/en/default/global/header.html.tmpl;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/template/en/default/global/header.html.tmpl,v  <--  header.html.tmpl
new revision: 1.46; previous revision: 1.45
RCS file: /cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/template/en/default/search/search-plugin.xml.tmpl,v
Checking in template/en/default/search/search-plugin.xml.tmpl;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/template/en/default/search/search-plugin.xml.tmpl,v  <--  search-plugin.xml.tmpl
initial revision: 1.1
Comment 10 Håkan Waara 2006-09-28 15:46:12 PDT
This sounds interesting. Is it already possible to try out?
Comment 11 :Gavin Sharp [email:] 2006-09-28 15:50:04 PDT
(In reply to comment #10)
> This sounds interesting. Is it already possible to try out?

You can see it in action in at .
Comment 12 Marc Schumann [:Wurblzap] 2006-09-28 16:03:54 PDT
... and of course at :)
Comment 13 Max Kanat-Alexander 2007-02-14 16:12:11 PST
Added to the release notes on bug 255155.
Comment 14 Max Kanat-Alexander 2007-02-15 07:56:06 PST
The correct bug number for those release notes is actually bug 349423.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.