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[whatwg] SearchBox API

From: Tony Gentilcore <tonyg@chromium.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 09:40:46 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimZ1uqFq1CE6p2Aan4VzCJGC6abhHSTH8ZysaAT@mail.gmail.com>
On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Aryeh Gregor
<Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com<Simetrical%2Bw3c at gmail.com>
> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Tony Gentilcore <tonyg at chromium.org>
> wrote:
> > The app has the heuristics. The UA fetches the page and discards it if
> the
> > page doesn't indicate support. As pointed out this is suboptimal. Perhaps
> we
> > need a two phase indication of support. First OpenSearch indicates that
> the
> > page might support it, then the page itself has a chance to deny support
> on
> > a per-request basis.
>
> That sounds like a reasonable approach.
>
> >> Feedback from other search vendors would be particularly essential
> >> before this becomes standardized, I'd think.  Possibly other search
> >> engines would have somewhat different takes that would require a
> >> different API.
> >
> > Agreed. That is exactly what I'm trying to elicit.
>
> Unfortunately, no one from Microsoft officially participates in the
> WHATWG, and I don't think I've ever seen anyone from Yahoo here
> either.  You might more easily get attention from Microsoft by posting
> to the public-html list in the W3C (although they don't post much
> there).  Or maybe have someone from Google contact them directly for
> comment.  This doesn't seem like a feature that any authors would be
> interested in beyond the biggest search engines, given the latency
> guarantees you'd need to make it usable.
>

Thanks for the advice. I'll cross-post to public-html and reach out
directly.
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