Just one input box

Hi there,

Many search engines enable you to place an input box and link to their sites. This way you can search their data bases. One often sees pages with many input boxes beneath each other.
I want to create a page with just one input box and a pull-down menu. One must be able to <select> one of the options (just like on the home pages of Netscape and Microsoft). How can I do this?

Below I have included the code for *separate* links to AltaVista and Excite.


<HTML>
<HEAD><TITLE>Search</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<CENTER>
<TABLE CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 WIDTH=500><TR><TD>&nbsp;</TD></TR><TR><TD VALIGN=top><A href="http://www.altavista.digital.com">Alta Vista</a><BR></TD><TD VALIGN=top><font size=3> <FORM method=GET action="http://www.altavista.digital.com/cgi-bin/query"> <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="pg" VALUE="q"><INPUT NAME="q" SIZE=30 MAXLENGTH=200 VALUE="">&nbsp;<INPUT TYPE =submit VALUE="  Search  "><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="what" VALUE="web"><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="fmt"  VALUE=""></FORM></font>
</TD></TR>

<TR><TD VALIGN=top>
<a href="http://www.excite.com">Excite</a><br></TD>
<TD VALIGN=top><FONT SIZE=3><FORM ACTION="http://www.excite.com/search.gw" METHOD=POST><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="searchType" VALUE="Concept"><INPUT NAME="search" SIZE=30>&nbsp;<INPUT TYPE="submit" NAME="submit" VALUE="  Search  "><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="category" VALUE="default"><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="mode" VALUE="relevance"><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="showqbe" VALUE="1"><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="display" VALUE="msn,hb"></FORM></FONT>
</TD></TR>

</FORM></FONT>
</TD></TR></TABLE>
</CENTER>
</BODY>
</HTML>

Thanks in advance

MaasAsked:
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borupConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You need a Javascript or CGI-Script to redirect the user to the chosen site. I have made a Javascript which does what you want. To add a new site you just need to add a new option. You can't get it easier :-)

borup

<HTML>
<HEAD>
  <TITLE>Search</TITLE>
</HEAD>

<BODY>

<SCRIPT>
<!--

function doSearch() {
  index = document.searchForm.site.selectedIndex;
  site = document.searchForm.site[index].value;
  searchString = document.searchForm.searchString.value;
 
  location.href = site + searchString;
}

//-->
</SCRIPT>

<CENTER>

<FORM NAME="searchForm">

<TABLE CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0>
  <TR>
    <TD>
      <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="searchString" SIZE=30 MAXLENGTH=200>
    </TD>
    <TD>
      <SELECT NAME="site">
        <OPTION VALUE="http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?pg=q&q=">Alta Vista
        <OPTION VALUE="http://search.excite.com/search.gw?trace=1&search=">Excite
      </SELECT>
    </TD>
    <TD>
      <INPUT TYPE="BUTTON" VALUE="Search" onClick="doSearch();">
    </TD>
  </TR>
</TABLE>

</FORM>

</CENTER>

</BODY>
</HTML>
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MaasAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot borup!! It really can't get easier.
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borupCommented:
You're welcome ;-)
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