Re: Home pages

Mike Masnick (
Sat, 21 Mar 1998 11:54:36 -0500

At 03:08 PM 3/20/98 +0000, Lloyd Wood wrote:
>On Fri, 20 Mar 1998, Michael Stutz wrote:
>> What would be great is a page that is just one large form, with one text
>> input box where you could enter any text you want, the contents going to
>> number of most-often used services depending on which submit box you hit --
>> so you could have, for instance, submits for altavista, hotbot, yahoo
>> search, deja news, the m-w dictionary and thesaurus, etc. filling most of
>> the page with only one text-entry field. This would require a local cgi app
>> to interpret the form and send the response, I think. Or maybe better yet,
>> if you're doing the programming then eliminate all the submit boxes and
>> the cgi interpret the submit using a language as part of the text itself
>> you don't have to use the mouse), like "dn" for deja news, "av" for alta
>> vista, etc...
>Spacesearch fits an awful lot of your criteria:

Then, there's Avenue Search: designed by a friend of
mine. Though, I have to admit, I've only seen it and never used it, so I
have no clue how well it works. It has a single text input box, and then
checkboxes for a huge number of sites divided into a variety of categories.