One form input box, two buttons.

Here's my problem. I'm looking to have one text box to enter my search terms, but I want two different buttons to click to submit to different sites. For example, one time I want to search Google, the other time I want to search, say, Teoma. Regardless of the exact code needed for each particular search engine, how can I have two different buttons but one text box?

Here is what I have now:

<INPUT TYPE=text name=q size=40 maxlength=255 value="">
<INPUT type=submit name=gs VALUE="Google Search">
<INPUT type=hidden>

I can add and rename another button, but that won't change where the search is going to.
DecimalAsked:
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brunoCommented:
i assume you have your form action set to the google search page.  

you can do this using javascript....


get rid of your form action..


<form method="post" name="myForm">

<input type="text" name="search" size="40" maxlength="255" value="" />
<input type="button" name="teoma" value="Google Search" onClick="googleSearch();" />
<input type="button" name="google" value="Google Search" onClick="teomaSearch();" />

</form>


and then put your actions into javascript....


i might do something like this for the google search...

<script>
function googleSearch();
{
window.location = "http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&q=" + myForm.search.value
}
</script>


I imagine the other search might work similar, but i'm not familiar with it.

I have not tested this, so please, if my script is wrong, someone correct me.


Good luck!

BRUNO


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thirdCommented:
"Regardless of the exact code needed for each particular search engine,
how can I have two different buttons but one text box?"

brunobear might be correct if that's the case but if they require form submission, here's a sample.

<script>
function search(srchengine){
  var actn = 'www.google.com/search?'; //default search engine. this should point to google search submission
  frm = document.myForm;
  var textToSearch = frm.search.value;
  if(srchengine=='teoma'){
    actn = 'www.teoma.com/search?'; //should point to teoma search submission
  }
  frm.action = actn + textToSearch;
  frm.submit();
}
</script>

<form method="post" name="myForm">
<input type="text" name="search" size="40" maxlength="255" value="">
<input type="button" name="teoma" value="Google Search" onClick="search('google');">
<input type="button" name="google" value="Teoma Search" onClick="search('teoma');">
</form>
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b1xml2Commented:
The simplest solution requires only pure HTML and in-line script.

<html>
<head>
<title>Search Submission</title>
</head>
<body>
<form method="get">
<input type="hidden" name="q">
<input type="hidden" name="t">
<input type="text" name="search" size="40" maxlength="255">
<input type="submit" value="Google Search" onclick="this.form.q.value = this.form.search.value; this.form.action = 'http://www.google.com/search';">
<input type="submit" value="Teoma Search" onclick="this.form.t.value = this.form.search.value;this.form.action = 'http://www.teoma.com/search.asp';">
</form>
</body>
</html>

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b1xml2Commented:
also, the code works since Google expects a q param and Teoma expects a t param.
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DecimalAuthor Commented:
Thanks! Nice and simple.
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DecimalAuthor Commented:
Oh hey, any way to get both of those buttons on one line without a table?
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DecimalAuthor Commented:
Scratch that, my own mistake, it works fine on one line.
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