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META Search
Is it right, that there is a Meta Search Script for the Link script?
I couldn't find anything in the resource center.
It should automatically search in different searchmachines, if the user wants to do it on the result page.
Where can I find it?

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It is already part of Links. It is the code in either search_results.html (templates) or sub site_html_search_results in site_html.pl (non-templates) that looks like this:

<b>Try your search on other Search Engines</b><br>
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.altavista.digital.com/cgi-bin/query?pg=q&what=web&q=<%term%>">Alta Vista</a> -
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.hotbot.com/?MT=<%term%>&DU=days&SW=web">HotBot</a> -
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.infoseek.com/Titles?qt=<%term%>">Infoseek</a> -
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?QRY=<%term%>">Deja News</a> -
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.lycos.com/cgi-bin/pursuit?query=<%term%>&maxhits=20">Lycos</a> -
<a target="_blank" href="http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=<%term%>">Yahoo</a>

There have been discussions about automating the process here in the forums, but nothing added to the Resource Center for it. You might try searching the forums.

I hope this helps.

[This message has been edited by Bobsie (edited May 31, 1999).]
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There is an Altavista.cgi script being written that ties into Links.

I have seen it working with links, though I have a few problems it.