[whatwg] Search controls & User Agent detection of

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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Received on Thursday, 25 November 2004 18:50:05 UTC