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3.2.5 Enhancements to ISINDEX

HTML 4.0 introduces the additional attribute PROMPT, which allow the author to specify the prompt string for the ISINDEX query box. This is supported by most current browsers. Many also support an ACTION attribute, which lets an author specify the URL to which the query data should be sent. The general form is then:

   <ISINDEX PROMPT="Enter Glossary Term" 
            ACTION="http://url_to_program/prog">

Both of these attributes are optional. The PROMPT attribute is not a problem, because if a browser does not understand PROMPT it will still present the query string. Note, also, that Netscape Navigator 2.0 uses HREF instead of ACTION.


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