Interactive HTML: Isindex

The simplest method of interaction

ISINDEX is the simplest way to provide interaction. Adding the <ISINDEX> command to any HTML file will cause the client program (e.g., Mosaic) to display a simple dialog box. If the user chooses to enter text in the box, that text will be passed back to the server with the original URL. I've included the ISINDEX command right here so you can see what it looks like. The CMU CS White Pages program is an example of this. To call it up you use the URL:

If you select a name by typing it directly into the search field, the Mosaic client will request a new URL, one which includes the arguments. For example, if you typed in harry bovik to the search window, Mosaic would issue the following request:

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