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I want to add a search feature to a site that I'm setting up.

Ideally the search should

1. look like part of my site (I know that most search engines let me restrict the search to a domain, but then it still usually looks like whatever search engine...)

2. NOT require CGI or other scripting (JavaScript is okay if it's the only way, but I prefer non-JavaScript solutions)

My pages are HTML manually authored.

So is there is a search engine which I can use, to this.

I would consider a valid answer, either a segment of HTML showing me how to do this, or a link to web site which explains this.

Remember - I want this to look like part of my site - not like somebody else's search engine.
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by:johnny99
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Can't be done.

It's not that hard to get a CGI solution together, but if you really really can't do that, you're stuck with someone else's solution and it won't "look like part of your site".
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you may be right, you may not be - not an acceptable answer johnny

i find found plenty of other services which allow you to impose your own look for dynamic content (based on dynamic content driven by somebody else's server).  Hopefully somebody has a server on the web to do that.

I will accept a less than 100% fit, if it largely can be made to look like part of my site.
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OK how about this then:

http://www.cgi-resources.com/Programs_and_Scripts/Remotely_Hosted/Searching_Your_Web_Site/

which I found by doing an AltaVista search for "remote index your site"

it's a collection of remote search engine resources, one of which says "Customise your results with your own HTML, to make this script look and feel good. Remotley hosted, on our CGI-Dedicated Server."

Not free though...
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by:Answers2000
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1. The page works but the link you refer to (the 2nd one) is broken

2. ...come on there ought to be somebody with a free service...

3.  Johnny99 - thanks 4 your ideas - but please post a comment rather than an answer unless you're really leading me to the right place.  Lots of experts don't always read/comment on locked questions - so give them a chance to see the question.  If you post a comment that leads me to the answer, I will give you the points (by first asking you in a comment to post a dummy answer)
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OK, but I think I've given you an answer of sorts -- you need to do a search for remotely hosted search engines and I'm sure you'll come up with something. The good ones won't be cheap, and the cheap ones won't be good!
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Java applets, there are several, I use Sitelight 2.0.

http://www.pccl.demon.co.uk/searchlight.html
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dagon - this is excellent,  I like it.  Well done.  You get the pts.  Lock the Q with a dummy answer and I'll give an A.
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