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Why certain search engines aren't addable?

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That Random Guy
 
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Post Posted August 21st, 2017, 11:45 am

As the title asks: Why aren't certain search engines addable to the search bar?

Currently, there's a LEGACY add-on that let's users add almost any to the search bar, which Firefox is already doing (in terms of functionality :roll: ).

My question is: why are certain search engines eligible while others aren't? Why can the mentioned add-on force it?

Obviously, I'm not a developer. I don't really need a highly detailed explanation, but a layman version for it would be nice.

Something better than "it just doesn't support it".

I want to know why and if there's a formal process towards adding a given search engine to AMO.

TIA

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morat
 
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Post Posted August 25th, 2017, 10:04 am

Can't you still add search plugins through the Mycroft Project?

Mycroft Project
http://mycroftproject.com/

IMDb search plugins
http://mycroftproject.com/imdb-search-plugins.html

Create search plugin
http://mycroftproject.com/submitos.html

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Post Posted August 25th, 2017, 11:22 am

Can you give an example of a search engine that cannot be added? You may be able to add it from the mycroft project page.

http://mycroftproject.com/
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Post Posted September 3rd, 2017, 3:17 pm

morat wrote:Can't you still add search plugins through the Mycroft Project?

Mycroft Project
http://mycroftproject.com/

IMDb search plugins
http://mycroftproject.com/imdb-search-plugins.html

Create search plugin
http://mycroftproject.com/submitos.html


Funny, I found this right after making my post.

The domains I can't seem to get this for are: gocomics.com, animeplus.tv, and goodmanga,net.

For those three, I had to use the mentioned extension. The last two domains, I could see why they're not addable, but why would gocomics not be available?

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