Review Request: Make KUriFilter viable for apps that only want to do search filtering...

Dawit Alemayehu adawit at
Mon May 24 16:36:54 BST 2010

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Review request for kdelibs and Aaron Seigo.


Patch updated with the following:

- Added set/get function to specify an alternate default search provider to KURIFilterData.
- Changed the implementation of KHTML's addSearchActions to use the new KURIFilterData APIs.
- Changed the implementation of KWebKitPart's addSearchActions to use the new KURIFilterData APIs (Not Provided).


The attached patch adds functionality to KUriFilter and its helper classes to make it possible to use it for only search related filtering. The intent of this patch is to correctly address the issue that caused applications/plugins to write their own implementation of web shortcut filters because of missing functionality in this class. This has led to behavioral differences between implementations, e.g. Konqueror's location bar vs KRunner. 

For further discussion of the issues, please refer to the following thread:

With this enhacement, KRunner can now obtain information it needs to show the user feedback such as "Search <provider-name> for <search-term>" where both <provider-name> and <search-term> are now made available by KUriFilterData. The enhancement also allows khtml and kwebkitpart to query for all the necessary information they need to display context menu "search" options on selected text instead of relying on the configuration information of a completely unrelated application (read: plugin) which can definitely be changed without notice!

Diffs (updated)

  trunk/KDE/kdebase/runtime/kurifilter-plugins/ikws/kuriikwsfilter.cpp 1129742 
  trunk/KDE/kdebase/runtime/kurifilter-plugins/ikws/kuriikwsfiltereng.h 1129742 
  trunk/KDE/kdebase/runtime/kurifilter-plugins/ikws/kuriikwsfiltereng.cpp 1129742 
  trunk/KDE/kdebase/runtime/kurifilter-plugins/ikws/kurisearchfilter.h 1129742 
  trunk/KDE/kdebase/runtime/kurifilter-plugins/ikws/kurisearchfilter.cpp 1129742 
  trunk/KDE/kdelibs/khtml/khtml_ext.cpp 1129742 
  trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kio/kio/kurifilter.h 1129742 
  trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kio/kio/kurifilter.cpp 1129742 


Testing (updated)

- Validated the kurifilter-plugin tests still pass.
- Tested the code through KHTML/KWebKitPart's context menu that allows you to search for the selected text:
   ** Validated functionality even when the user has not selected a default as well as faviorte search providers.
   ** Validated functionality when only default search provider is configured.
   ** Validated functionality when only favorite search providers are configured.



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