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two search engines in one page


I need to put two search engines in a single page one below the other which works entirely on different logic, the user can go and search but he has to use only one at a time, i have two serch buttons. if he fills up two search engine criteria then the confusion comes.

my problem is, in one html page i can have only one <form> and one post only, how to use for two search engines

any suggestions are welcomed
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You can Use logic like this

When you submit the form let the action="getResult.php" and the input name is "GetDate"

This in the page getResult.php get the value of GetDate and include file like this

include "http://www.google.com/q=$GetDate";
include "http://www.altavista.com/q=$GetDate";

check the query address then give a proper location with the query string as $GetData


you can use javascript for this:

<script language="javascript">
function goSearch(engine)
      document.your_form_name.action = "first_search.php";
     document.your_form_name.action = "second_search.php";


<form action="" method="post">
...your form elements here
<input type="button" value="Search One" onClick="javascript: goSearch(1);">
<input type="button" value="Search Two" onClick="javascript: goSearch(2);">
It actually doesnt matter if they fill in both search engine data as you will only be using what you need from the POST/GET anyways.

You can try and use common variables such as "$search_words" that both search engines can use.

and a drop down or bubbles to pick what search engine they want. Based upon the bubble or dropdown value you will perform that search type..
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