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[whatwg] Search controls & User Agent detection of

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 02:50:05 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0411260248480.17654@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Sat, 30 Oct 2004, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
>
> Its more applicable for Web Applications or just sites in general: an 
> automagical way to point to a search control would be very, very handy. 
> [...]
> 
> http://mycroft.mozdev.org/requests.html
> Has over 200 open requests for search plugins. Why is it impossible to 
> automagically detect favicon, and search form, and create the plugin on 
> the fly?
> 
> For most free text simple searches, this is more than possible.

In Firefox you can already create a search keyword by right-clicking a 
search form field and choosing the relevant option, so apparently existing 
pages can already support this. So I don't think it would be necessary to 
add anything to HTML to support this.

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