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search.wikimedia.org

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Revision as of 22:37, 4 April 2016 by imported>Alex Monk (this still exists, but IIRC it's implemented differently, and yongle is no longer around (it was in tampa))
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search.wikimedia.org holds a web service for running title prefix searches for Apple's Dictionary application in Mac OS X 10.5.

Hardware

Software

  • Apache+PHP+json extension
  • docroot/search.wikimedia.org source code
    • This is a simple PHP script that sends requests to the OpenSearch API of the target wiki and returns HTML-formatted results in the microformat that Apple Dictionary expects.

Usage

  • Production use began October 2007 with release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  • Switched to OpenSearch backend in January 2008 to resolve performance and updating issues

Notes

  • Apple's client sends all queries as lowercase, so this requires a case-insensitive OpenSearch suggest backend. Currently this is provided using the TitleKey extension to MediaWiki.

How to recover in a hurry

  1. Set up an Apache+PHP box serving search.wikimedia.org
    • PHP's json extension required
  2. Install index.php in the document root.

External link