[whatwg] Search controls & User Agent detection of
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Nov 25 18:50:05 PST 2004
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.
> 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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