Support for Sherlock search plug-ins has been deprecated

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Starting with Firefox 24, Sherlock-format search engine plug-ins are no longer loaded from local files. Sherlock support and the window.sidebar.addSearchEngine function, which allows Web pages to install Sherlock plug-ins, will also be removed in the near future, along with the removal of the non-standard window.sidebar API. Web publishers should provide OpenSearch plug-ins instead.

Update: The Sherlock support has been removed with Firefox 44.

Update 2: The addSearchEngine method has been removed with Firefox 59.