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Add a hidden term to search

Posted on 2004-08-25
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Hi

1.How can i add an unseen search term to one of these searches, so that for instance the first search is always loaded with the word "html" but the user cant see this.
Whatever keywords they add are added to "html" and the search looks for all of them.

2.How can I do this with more than one hidden term eg, "html" and "learn"

3.And can these terms be labelled as something other than "keywords" so that the search results don' t say, eg if the search term was 'div'
Results for html learn div...BUT
Results for div
--as the search is set up to say "Results for 'keywords' "

 - putting my last current lot of points up.

Thanks
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<form method="get">


  <table width="98%" border="0" align="center">
    <tr>
      <td> <div align="right">
          <input type="hidden" name="keywords">
     
          <input type="text" name="search" size="20" maxlength="255">
        </div></td>
      <td><div align="left">

          <input type="submit" style="width:110;text-align:center" value="Web Search" onclick="this.form.keywords.value = this.form.search.value; this.form.action = ' http://www.search.com/cgi-bin/search/search.cgi?keywords ';">

          <input type="submit" style="width:110;text-align:center" value="Directory" onclick="this.form.keywords.value = this.form.search.value; this.form.action = ' http://www.search.com/cgi-bin/dirr/search/search.cgi?keywords ';">

                 </div></td>
    </tr>
  </table>

</form>
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by:trevorhartman
ID: 11897929
If you are using search.com's search engine, there is no way to control what it displays.  If you submit keywords to it, it will display them.  Do you still need help figuring how to append "html" to the beginning of your search term?
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by:macuser777
ID: 11897955
I am using a product called smartsearch. I just put search in for example.

http://smarterscripts.com/smartsearch/

i'm playing with the script to try and make it a more focused search.

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by:macuser777
ID: 11898520
..so yes help still required...appending terms would be a start anyway...
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by:trevorhartman
ID: 11898920
use a onSubmit event handler for your form, and append whichever keywords you want to the beginning of the input
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by:macuser777
ID: 11899761
>>>      use a onSubmit event handler for your for your form, and append whichever keywords you want to the beginning of the input.

Can you supply an example of what you mean please.

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by:trevorhartman
ID: 11903814
<script>
function addTerms()
{
 document.forms[0].search.value = 'html ' + document.forms[0].search.value;
 return true;
}
</script>
<form method="get" onSubmit="addTerms()">


  <table width="98%" border="0" align="center">
    <tr>
      <td> <div align="right">
          <input type="hidden" name="keywords">
     
          <input type="text" name="search" size="20" maxlength="255">
        </div></td>
      <td><div align="left">

          <input type="submit" style="width:110;text-align:center" value="Web Search" onclick="this.form.keywords.value = this.form.search.value; this.form.action = ' http://www.search.com/cgi-bin/search/search.cgi?keywords ';">

          <input type="submit" style="width:110;text-align:center" value="Directory" onclick="this.form.keywords.value = this.form.search.value; this.form.action = ' http://www.search.com/cgi-bin/dirr/search/search.cgi?keywords ';">

                 </div></td>
    </tr>
  </table>

</form>
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by:macuser777
ID: 11905047
My question asks for a hidden term to be added to ONE of the searches. This code adds it to both.

Also my qusetion asks for it to be a hidden term - this puts the added terms into the input box.
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by:trevorhartman
ID: 11905058
ok, this is because only 1 input can be submitted to the search.  I will get an example that allows it to be hidden.
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<form method="get">


  <table width="98%" border="0" align="center">
    <tr>
      <td> <div align="right">
          <input type="hidden" name="keywords">
     
          <input type="text" name="search" size="20" maxlength="255">
        </div></td>
      <td><div align="left">

          <input type="submit" style="width:110;text-align:center" value="Web Search" onclick="this.form.keywords.value = 'html' + this.form.search.value; this.form.action = ' http://www.search.com/cgi-bin/search/search.cgi?keywords ';">

          <input type="submit" style="width:110;text-align:center" value="Directory" onclick="this.form.keywords.value = this.form.search.value; this.form.action = ' http://www.search.com/cgi-bin/dirr/search/search.cgi?keywords ';">

                 </div></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</form>
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by:macuser777
ID: 11923432
Hi

That works well for my first 2 requests - very well actually. Thanks.

With regards to renaming the hidden term something other than 'keywords' - I guess that's probably another Q.

I'll leave it open for a while just in case - otherwise i'll ask that part in another q.

Thanks again

macuser
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by:macuser777
ID: 11950894
thanks for your help :)
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