I’m tying to adapt a first DA plugin and get knowledge about plugins development.
I started with the Google Patents plug-in shipped with DA 2.3 and since it does not work “as is” I tried to simplify/modify it (cf. my modified plugin attached).
I tested it using “positioning” (without quotes) as a keyword and got some encouraging but partial results. Several searches returned similar results.
The first page (EngineUrl) is not included in the results pages.
The Log says (in French) “Liens : 6” (I guess it corresponds to “Links : x of y” error message but I cannot resize the Error Column to see the end of the message)
a) is there a way to resize the Error column ???
b) The error Message explanation on the Powerpoint (p.254) is not clear to me. (I thought I was targeting only one search engine and do not understand how to characterize a blocked host. Anyway subsequent pages are properly returned so the search engine doesn’t seem to be blocked.)
I got in the DA result pages a significant number of pages like google.com/patents/aboutid=O … ing#jmp0 .
Since I used a LinksMatching www.google.com/patents?q= and read in the tutorial p.114 that “only links of the result pages matching this string are used” I did not expect anything different from a “q=*” after “patents”. Is my interpretation correct ?
Thanks for any explanations and hints you can provide in order to help me getting at speed with plugins development.
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