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RFC search provider

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 22 January 2012.
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In my work I have to look a lot at the IETF rfc documents, and I always have to jump through a bunch of hoops to find the document I want. Google often links me to the text version, and often I'm looking at obsoleted versions of documents when a new rfc has been published.

Well, so I created a simple OpenSearch provider to solve this. It does exactly what I need, and I only tested in Firefox. If it's useful to anyone else, you can add the provider from

It works with a simple hardcoded list of known keywords, and it will fall back to "Google's I'm feeling lucky" if it doesn't know the keyword. Feel free to fork it or laugh at my source code.