[whatwg] SearchBox API

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Thu Oct 14 11:59:18 PDT 2010

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Aryeh Gregor
<Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com<Simetrical%2Bw3c at gmail.com>
> wrote:

> If this is meant to be vendor-neutral, there needs to be some way for
> arbitrary search engines to advertise support for this feature to
> supporting browsers.

That depends on whether the browser supplies info to the DOM APIs at all
times, or only when it thinks the target page supports this feature.
 Clearly, in the former case, the browser doesn't need to know what the page
can and cannot do.

If the latter, then yes, extending the OSDD is necessary.  But as I said,
that's still somewhat orthogonal to the question of whether a DOM API like
this should exist at all, and what it should look like, assuming that the
browser is actually going to populate it accurately.

But I might be misunderstanding something here, since the proposal
> only gave an API

This proposal is not by any means the totality of everything involved with
"instant"-style support.  It is only a piece.

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