A Free Idea: Search Engine for Webpages

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Sun Aug 25 06:30:12 CEST 2002


Serge Boiko wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, 24 Aug 2002 12:58:38 +0200, Serge Boiko wrote:
> >
> > > I've just came up with the idea which IMHO looks attracting. Imagine
> > > that you have a looong web page and you'd like to find entries of some
> > > phrase, not all of them are of interest. You run your software on that
> > > page and it builds a list of all entries; clicking on the entry will
> > > bring you to the place it occurs. So it's something like pydoc, but
> > > works on an arbitrary web-page.
> >
> I frequently *need* such a functionality while browsing lists of journals,
> online libraries, etc.

I'm at a loss to understand what this would accomplish that Ctrl-F
(that's "Find..." in my browser) does not already do for you fairly
simply.

What's the big benefit in having a page of links if you can just hit
"find next" repeatedly until you see the one you want.

I'm not saying there's no advantage... I just don't see it yet.

-Peter



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