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[whatwg] Search controls & User Agent detection of

From: Daniel O'Connor <daniel.oconnor@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 08:35:23 +0930
Message-ID: <106cc1200410291605620d252a@mail.gmail.com>
Its more applicable for Web Applications or just sites in general: an
automagical way to point to a search control would be very, very

<link rel="Search" href="#search" title="Site Search"> (note the use
of a fragment)

<form name="search">
<input type="input" name="q">
<input type="submit">

We pretty much already have this - but encouraging authors to do so
would make things a lot better.

Restrictions on the "basic search" model would be something like a
limit of one submit and one input control.

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.

Just a thought of something to encourage as a "best practise".

Your thoughts?
Received on Friday, 29 October 2004 16:05:23 UTC

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