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[whatwg] SearchBox API

From: Peter Kasting <pkasting@google.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 21:12:09 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikXK7X8wZ=gpF-bO3BhzgCQJhCvKzhjCzo-5xVf@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 6:53 PM, Aryeh Gregor
<Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com<Simetrical%2Bw3c at gmail.com>
> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 7:18 PM, Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com>
> wrote:
> > I can't for the life of me figure out what you're saying.
> I assume he's saying that this should be integrated into OpenSearch,
> rather than being specific to the default search provider as the
> proposed API seems to be.

The API is completely orthogonal to OpenSearch AFAICT.  OSDDs tell a UA
about a search engine and how to search with it.  The proposed DOM additions
provide a search engine with information about what the user is doing in the

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