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>

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Re: CPAN searchplugin for firefox 3
by wazoox (Prior) on Nov 08, 2008 at 15:57 UTC
    Actually it does exist, but not in the "easy to find/general public targeted" search tool. It's on mycroft and there even are several variants. You'll find many other search engine gems on Mycroft...
        Great :) I found it so cool I advertised it on reddit ....