Smart HTML Form Trick

An HTML form trick to add some convenience to life by Bob DuCharme.

From the post:

On the computers that I use the most, the browser home page is an HTML file with links to my favorite pages and a “single” form that lets me search the sites that I search the most. I can enter a search term in the field for any of the sites, press Enter, and then that site gets searched. The two tricks that I use to create these fields have been handy enough that I thought I’d share them in case they’re useful to others.

I quote the word “single” above because it appears to be a single form but is actually multiple little forms in the HTML. Here is an example with four of my entries; enter something into any of the fields and press Enter to see what I mean:

As always, an immediately useful tip from DuCharme!

The multiple search boxes reminded me of the early metasearch engines that combined results from multiple search engines.

Will vary by topic but what resources would you search across day to day?

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