rudolf_portalproxy.pl - RDF Interface to WWW::Search
rudolf_portalproxy.pl (cgi script)
A search engine XML/RDF proxy. This program enables the creation of a
XML/RDF view of various Web search engines. This is achieved through use of
the WWW::Search Perl module and is designed to function as a contributed component of the ROADS
resource discovery toolkit; both are available from CPAN.
This script uses the WWW::Search library to present an XML/RDF interface to
any searchable resource for which a WWW::Search backend is available.
- CGI Parameter: query
=item CGI Parameter: engine
The script must be passed a WWW::Search backend identifier (eg.
'AltaSearcher') and a simple (currently untyped) query string.
The current version of this code presents a poor characature of what we
might hope from of a machine-interface to search services. It works though.
Note also that the technical capability to throw queries at a database via
WWW::Search does not necessarily establish that this is a sensible, polite
or even legal thing to do. Please use these facilities responsibly.
DESIRE: http://www.desire.org/ ILRT
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.
It was developed by Dan Brickley at the University of Bristol, although it
borrows from a number of other ROADS scripts and of course depends for all
interesting work on WWW::Search...
Use at your own risk.
Dan Brickley <email@example.com>