[whatwg] Search-suggestions without scripting

Bjartur Thorlacius svartman95 at gmail.com
Mon May 7 05:12:07 PDT 2012

On 5/5/12, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> Note that even in this space, though, it's not the end of the story. For
> example, Chrome does more than just list the search autocomplete results;
> it also loads the first suggestion in the background, and mixes in results
> from local history search, etc. Other browsers do similar mixing. While
> this works well for browser UI, where the browser can mix in all the
> various results together, when you are talking about a Web page you still
> end up needing script to do that. So having it declarative isn't
> necessarily a win.
Mixing multiple sources, such as user history and site suggestions,
and automatically performing actions upon them, such as prefetch and
prerender, should be easier for the user agent to do if the necessary
information to do so is declared, no?

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