[whatwg] <isindex prompt>

Martijn martijn.martijn at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 05:19:43 PST 2007

2007/2/21, David Latapie <david at empyree.org>:
> I never understood what <isindex> is done for. Is it some kind of
> precursor of Google Sitemaps?

<isindex>…</isindex> (deprecated)

    The :isindex element requires server side support for indexing
documents. Visually presents a one-line text input for keyword entry.
When submitted, the query string is appended to the current URL and
the document is displayed with these keywords highlighted. Generally
if the server supports this feature it will add the iisindex elements
to documents without author intervention.
More info here:


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