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SearchBox API

From: Tony Gentilcore <tonyg@chromium.org>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 16:36:00 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikRgr7RO73Er10ec5wDkzeAWOMgqGKsq7d_ovTB@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
Hi all,

Back in October I proposed the SearchBox API to the whatwg [1]. It
enables "instant" style interaction between the user agent's search
box and the default search provider's results page.

Since then it has been implemented by Google web search and Chrome.
You can demo it by checking "Enable Instant for faster searching and
browsing" in Chrome's preferences.

Some suggested this list might be a better place to poll for interest
and discuss the API. Are there any user agents or search providers who
are interested in working to standardize this interface[2]?

Any feedback is welcome as well.


[1] http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2010-October/028818.html
[2] http://dev.chromium.org/searchbox
Received on Saturday, 19 March 2011 23:36:59 UTC

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