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Last post Author Topic: FARR plugin: FarrWebMetaSearch 1.6.0  (Read 45409 times)

phitsc

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Re: FARR plugin: FarrWebMetaSearch 1.6.0
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2011, 10:01 AM »
FarrWebMetaSearch should be able to handle anything that can be reasonably processed by a Regex. Now to be honest I'm not sure a Regex is the best thing to process JSON.

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Re: FARR plugin: FarrWebMetaSearch 1.6.0
« Reply #76 on: November 07, 2011, 03:19 PM »
Thanks for the feedback :)

Results for the current case are an array of 2-element arrays, so look something like:

[["something", "related"],["another thing","another relate"],...]

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Re: FARR plugin: FarrWebMetaSearch 1.6.0
« Reply #77 on: February 10, 2013, 10:53 AM »
Is this supposed to still work? Doesn't for me on Win 8... always shows 0 results

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Re: FARR plugin: FarrWebMetaSearch 1.6.0
« Reply #78 on: February 11, 2013, 02:03 AM »
The problem with FarrWebMetaSearch is that it doesn't operate on a Web Site's official API, but instead tries to collect search results by grabbing content directly from a Site's web page (using regular expressions). Unfortunately, a slight change on the side of the provider of the respective Web Site can cause such a regex to not work any more, making the concept of the plugin somewhat flawed.

Which search did you try?

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Re: FARR plugin: FarrWebMetaSearch 1.6.0
« Reply #79 on: February 11, 2013, 09:57 AM »
I tried amazon and imdb. Will try more, and see if I might be able to fix this myself  :-\

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Re: FARR plugin: FarrWebMetaSearch 1.6.0
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2017, 07:12 AM »
Download links are broken, and for whatever reason this was quite difficult to find(even though I found it in an obvious place). Smells of the sort of thing that Google has shunned..
FarrWebMetaSearch.zip

The link above should work forever unless explicitly removed or nuclear holocaust.

I've also attached the file.

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Re: FARR plugin: FarrWebMetaSearch 1.6.0
« Reply #81 on: November 28, 2017, 08:05 AM »
Download links are broken, and for whatever reason this was quite difficult to find(even though I found it in an obvious place). Smells of the sort of thing that Google has shunned..
FarrWebMetaSearch.zip

The link above should work forever unless explicitly removed or nuclear holocaust.

I've also attached the file.

Thanks for the download link! Unfortunately, all of the configs seem to be terribly out of date - no matter what I try, I get either no results or a neverending search. I wonder if this could be redone to use API's instead of scraping the sites so it could be more resilient.

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Re: FARR plugin: FarrWebMetaSearch 1.6.0
« Reply #82 on: November 28, 2017, 10:14 AM »
Hello Rob

Generally, I think what you are suggesting would be a great idea. However, the usage of APIs typically requires an API key and is not necessarily free. I am also not sure how many websites are actually providing an API to "search" their site.

Are you thinking about some specific websites, or is your comment meant as a general suggestion?

Regards, Philipp