How do I build a multi-site search box?
If I have a Google web search form placed in my site, how can I set it up so that there is one input box (for the web search) but two submit buttons - one for a web 'text' search, and one for a google image search? Is that even doable??
That's not terribly difficult to accomplish, actually, and it's quite informative for people seeking to experiment with feeding a search pattern to more than one search engine too.
First off, here's the form at work:
And here's the source for that form, in XHTML:
<form target="_blank" name="googleForm" method="get"
action="http://www.google.com" style="border:1px solid black;padding:8px;">
<input type="text" name="q" size="40" maxlength="255" value="" /><br />
<input type="submit" value="Google Search!"
<input type="submit" value="Google Images!"
There's no reason you couldn't use this very same techinque to have a search engine box on your site, for example, that could send the same query to a number of different search engines (though you need to ensure that they all expect the search term to have the same variable name).
Hope this helps!
My thanks to Jason M. Hurst Frye for his help with this snippet of HTML.
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