http://qs321.pair.com?node_id=722406

beside smart bookmarks you have searchplugins in firefox. unfortunately in the mozilla addon repo doesn't have one for CPAN, but David showed how to get one. but because ff3 has a new API we need an update which i deliver here now:
<SearchPlugin xmlns="http://www.mozilla.org/2006/browser/search/"> <ShortName>CPAN</ShortName> <Description>Comprehensive Perl Archive Network</Description> <InputEncoding>UTF-8</InputEncoding> <Image width="16" height="16">data:image/x-icon,%00%00%01%00%01%00%10% +10%00%00%00%00%00%00(%01%00%00%16%00%00%00(%00%00%00%10%00%00%00%20%0 +0%00%00%01%00%04%00%00%00%00%00%C0%00%00%00%00%00%00%00%00%00%00%00%0 +0%00%00%00%00%00%00%00%FF%FF%FF%00%7B%00%00%00%00%7B%00%00%7B%7B%00%0 +0%00%00%7B%00%7B%00%7B%00%00%7B%7B%00%BD%BD%BD%00%7B%7B%7B%00%FF%00%0 +0%00%00%FF%00%00%FF%FF%00%00%00%00%FF%00%FF%00%FF%00%00%FF%FF%00%00%0 +0%00%00%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%F +F%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%F +F%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%F +F%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%F +F%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%F +F%F0%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF%FF3l%FC%BF%EF%18%E6 +%D7%EB%F0%F6%DB%00%00%FA%E9%00%02%F8%C3al%FC%03te%F8%02Co%F0%02r%20%E +0%01%5C%D0%E0%03%11%00%E6%0F%BF%E6'%1F%00%02%07%FF%00%06%87%FF2%80%E3 +%FF1%E0</Image> <Url type="text/html" method="GET" template="http://search.cpan.org/se +arch"> <Param name="query" value="{searchTerms}"/> <Param name="mode" value="all"/> </Url> <SearchForm>http://cpan.perl.org/</SearchForm> </SearchPlugin>