When Mozilla does an Internet Keywords search, it should append a known suffix to the URL, e.g. '&mozilla-ik=true'. As someone writing a search engine or a dedicated Internet Keywords server, you can know that the user is sending an IK search and do the appropriate thing (probably sending a 302). This would allow the Default Search Engine to be used deterministically for URL searches (bug 53171) and would clear up the confusion between Internet Keywords searches and regular searches (bug 76547). Someone at Netscape would just have to add a couple lines to their search product to handle it (yes I'm making assumptions about how it's written) and everyone would be able to be an IK provider, democratizing that landscape.
setting status to New
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I seem to have filed this bug in a fit of stupidity. Bug 137026 is a less stupid bug that addresses the problem more modularly. I would have closed this one as INVALID if I had realized I hadn't closed it before. Asa, thanks for NEW'ing it, and I'm sorry to have wasted your effort, but if you don't object I'd be happier closing this one.
Marking invalid since it's not really a good idea.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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