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Jan Piotrowski [PersonRank 1]

Wednesday, March 2, 2005
13 years ago

Re: blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-0 ...

<form action= gogle.com/ie><input name=q>

Zeigt allerdings nur die Titel...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Nice one...

Luca Zappa [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

for italian search you can save a character:
<form action=http :// gogle.it/ie><input name=q>

Jan Piotrowski [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Well, somebody could forward (dns-forwarding or sth like that) a 3-character-domain to google.com – that would be shorter than gogle.it :)

Jan Piotrowski [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Hehe, look what I found:
<form action= cb3.de/ie><input name=q>
Nice litte domain is now forwarded to google.com :)

mlahumlaha [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

<form action=http:gogle.it><input name=q>
parses in Firefox without http slashes, but not in IE.

Also, if we're cheating, a9.com is returns Google results, so:
<form action=http:a9.com><input name=q>
will do the trick.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Mlahumlaha, it must be Google, and must work in IExplorer too – nice try though :)

Scott Moonen [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

Removing the "http:" should work for most (all?) browsers:

   <form action=//cb3.de/ie><input name=q>

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Scott, doesn't work for me here on IExplorer...

Scott Moonen [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

Aah. Yes, it will only work if the originating page has a protocol of http:. If you are viewing the page using the file: protocol, then the browser will try to load file:/<!-- -->/cb3.de/ie.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

OK, I understand, but that is good enough! I will include your sample in the original post – you are officially the shortest entry now :)

Jan Piotrowski [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Wow!

Now we need a reason to use this ;)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

OK – if we're talking about redirecting domains and the like, how about this:

You enter a line containing "216.239.59.99 g" into your HOSTS file (found at "C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32DRIVERSETCHOSTS" if you're on WIndows) where "216.239.59.99" is one of Google's IP addresses – you could always "ping" www.google.com to get another IP.

You can then use this HTML (served from a web server on HTTP protocol, as before):

<form action=//g/ie><input name=q>

34 characters. Does that count?

Stijn van Drongelen [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I don't think it counts, because URI's are always meant to be the same for everyone. Since not everybody (users, user agents) is aware of the rule that authority 'g' points to IPv4 address 216.239.59.99, not everybody will get the same results when attempting to follow that URI.

david sanger [PersonRank 7]

12 years ago #

not shorter but different

<input onchange=location='//gogle.it/ie?q='+value>

eg. davidsanger.com/g.htm

onblur works but a bit differently

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