[whatwg] <isindex prompt>

David Latapie david at empyree.org
Wed Feb 21 08:42:04 PST 2007

On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 14:19:43 +0100, Martijn wrote:
> 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?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML_element
> "
> <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:
> http://www.utoronto.ca/webdocs/HTMLdocs/NewHTML/isindex.html
> http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/html/tagpages/i/isindex.htm

Thank you. The latest link also says that it was “Dropped in XHTML 1.1 
in favor of other more powerful existing form controls” (which one, I 
don't know, not that I care much about for now -- influenza is my main 
concern for now).
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