Web Search Page

Posted on 2003-03-30
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Last Modified: 2013-12-24
Hi Guys,

Can some one tell me how I can create a web search page on my website.
I would prefer if I could split off the top 20% of the page to be used for the search options.
And the bottom 80% or so to be used to display the results.
If you know what I mean,

THanks guys.
Question by:pnorris99
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Expert Comment

ID: 8234698

1- Create a new page and save it as SearchWeb.asp
2- Insert a form with one text box and one drop down.
3- Name the textbox as TextSearch
4- Name the Drop Down as Engine
5- The HTML of the form with the textbox and the drop down is as follows:

<p>Search the Web</p>
<form method="POST" action="GoToPage.asp">
  Search for: <input type="text" name="TextSearch" size="53"></p>
  <p>Select Engine:<select size="1" name="Engine">
  <option selected value="Select">Select</option>
  <option value="Google">Google</option>
  <option value="Alta Vista">Alta Vista</option>
  <option value="Lycos">Lycos</option>
  <option value="Ask Jeeves UK">Ask Jeeves UK</option>
  <option value="Ask Jeeves US">Ask Jeeves US</option>
  <option value="Yahoo">Yahoo</option>
  <p><input type="submit" value="Search" name="B1"><input type="reset" value="Clear" name="B2"></p>

6- Save the page.
7- Go under the form and click once
8- Go to Insert/Inline Fame
9- Click once inside it then right click and select inline frame properties.
10- Set the inline frame properties as follows:

Name= ShowResults

Frame Size:
Width= 748 In Pixles
Height= 2598 in Pixles

Width 12 Pixles
Height 16 Pixles

Show Border (uncheck) we do not want the borders

Scrollbars   Select (Never)

Alignment    Select default

11- Click on then Right Click the form  and select Form properties
12- In Target Frame click the button
13- Select ShowResults
14- Click OK then OK again
15- Save the page

1- Create a new page and save it as GoToPage.asp
2- Switch to HTML View and clear the HTML code leaving the page blank
3- Insert the following Code:

Option Explicit

Dim strChoice, strTextSearch


if strChoice="Google" then
          response.redirect "http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q="+strTextSearch
     elseif strChoice="Yahoo" then
          response.redirect "http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p="+strTextSearch
     elseif strChoice="Alta Vista" then
          response.redirect "http://www.altavista.com/web/results?q="+strTextSearch+"&kgs=0&kls=1&avkw=qtrp"
     elseif strchoice="Lycos" then
          response.redirect "http://search.lycos.com/default.asp?lpv=1&loc=searchhp&tab=web&query="+strTextSearch
     elseif strchoice="Ask Jeeves UK" then
          response.redirect "http://www.ask.co.uk/reply.asp?ask="+strTextSearch
     elseif strChoice="Ask Jeeves US" then
          response.redirect "http://www.ask.com/main/askjeeves.asp?ask="+strTextSearch    
end if


4- Save the page
5- Go back to the SearchWeb.asp and right click the form then select properties.
6- Select Send to Other
7- Click Options
8- Type GoToPage.asp in the Action Box
9- Click OK then OK
10- Save the form

Open the form in your browsers,  type your search in the box and then select the engine and click the search button.

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Accepted Solution

hhammash earned 800 total points
ID: 8234754

Another suggestion is to use the Select Statement instead of the Elseif:

Select Case strChoice
  Case "Google"
    response.redirect "http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q="+strTextSearch
  Case "Yahoo"
    response.redirect "http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p="+strTextSearch
   Case "Alta Vista"
   response.redirect "http://www.altavista.com/web/results?q="+strTextSearch+"&kgs=0&kls=1&avkw=qtrp"
End Select

Add as more pages as you like.

If you want to use engines that are not mentioned here you have to do the following:

1- Go to the engine itself in your browser. e.g, go to www.infoseek.com, then in the search box search for ASP, then look at the URL, you will see this address:


Delete the word asp after the = sign and put instead of it

so the whole link will look like:

Copy this and go to your case or elseif statment and put it after the response.redirect,  so it will be like:

elseif strchoice="Infoseek" then
response.redirect "http://go.google.com/hws/search?client=disney-go&cof=AH%3Acenter%3BAWFID%3A7e572b45105f192b%3B&q="+strTextSearch

ALSO: Do not forget to add Infoseek to the drop down box.

NOTE: Do these steps with every engine and remove the asp and replace it with the +strTextSearch.  In some engines the =asp will not come at the end,  you might find it in the middle,  like in Altavista's case. If you find it in the middle you replace it with +strTextSearch+ and put " before and after it.  Look in Altavista's example in my code.

Good luck.



Author Comment

ID: 8237196
Thanks for that I will try it when I get home.
Thanks again,

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Expert Comment

ID: 8239061
You are wlecome Phil.

Author Comment

ID: 8240532
Hi there again,
Can you let me me know where the insert / inline frame is in front page, I dont seem to be able to find it.

I tried a few ways of working around this but i couldnt figure it out, kept opening the results in another window, my fault i know.

Thanks again.
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Expert Comment

ID: 8243657

In FrontPage 2002 you go to Insert/Inline Frame


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