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[whatwg] Search controls & User Agent detection of

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 00:03:43 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0412040000140.20176@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> On 30 Oct, 2004, at 12:05 PM, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> > ...
> > 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?
> > ...
> 
> It's not impossible; AcidSearch does it, for example.
> <http://pozytron.com/?acidsearch#customizing>

Indeed Firefox does it too (right click on a search field and it will give 
you an option to add a keyword search bookmark).


> But that's not really much to do with Web Applications, IMO.

More to the point, I don't really see what needs to be added. The 
"favicon" feature will be described (as rel="icon"), forms are already 
described (<form> et al), what else does one need?

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