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javascript search bar help

nawshnawsh Posts: 4Member
Hello I was wondering if anyone could tell me where i could get some code to put a search bar on my website nothing fancy, just something that will search my main directory for files that i need any help would be most appreciated.

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  • zibadianzibadian Posts: 6,349Member
    : Hello I was wondering if anyone could tell me where i could get some code to put a search bar on my website nothing fancy, just something that will search my main directory for files that i need any help would be most appreciated.
    :
    Javascript cannot open and read external files, so you'll have to create a database of keywords for each of those files in your script. Searching through those words can be done using the indexOf() method of each keyword entry. Here is an untested sample code:
    [code]
    var keyWords = new Array;
    keyWords[0] = 'www.google.com|search,websearch,find';
    keyWords[1] = 'www.programmersheaven.com|javascript,delphi,programming,pascal';

    function performSearch(searchstr)
    {
    for (i=0; i < keyWords.length; i++)
    {
    if (keyWords[i].indexOf(searchstr) != -1)
    {
    location.href = keyWords[i].split('|')[0]; // go to the new location
    }
    }
    alert('No matches found');
    }
    [/code]
  • WeirdofreakWeirdofreak Posts: 439Member
    A Javascript one wouldn't work at all well, although that would probably be the best way to do one.

    The best way would be to use a google search box. I can't find a link to get it on the site, but you could emulate it (vaguely) but having a form that googlesearches for the words they put in the box, but appends a site:yoursite.
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