[Architecture] Search Equivalent to mailto

Steve Lee steve at opendirective.com
Thu Aug 23 15:44:09 UTC 2018


I can't think of anything standard but you can register new URL
schemes (like ftp. mailto etc)
Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com


On 23 August 2018 at 14:29,  <gregg at raisingthefloor.org> wrote:
> Is there a search equivalent to the mailto  markup in HTML?
>
> That is, is there a way to have a link that when you click on it it will open up a given string in the user’s default search engine?
>
> We would like to make it so that it is possible for someone to be able to just click on a phrase in our webpage (Unified Listing) and have it open up in a search engine, but we don’t want to decide in advance which search engine is used.
>
> If it’s not available in HTML markup, is there a simple JavaScript function or something like that that we can use.
>
> Thanks much
>
> Gregg
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