Searching multiple web resources

Not quite Excel related but something I thought might be useful to others…

Some time back I wrote a JavaScript based webpage that let me search multiple web resources from a single page. Recently, I enhanced the page to support the addition of new search resources “on the fly.”

So, from this one page ( I can simultaneously search multiple search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Similarly, from I can search several retail sites for a product of interest. This is geared towards office and technology products whereas targets clothing and home. Of course, since one can add new sites on the fly any of the above pages can be “re-targeted” to a different type of store. Customization does require that cookies be enabled.

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2 thoughts on “Searching multiple web resources

  1. Hmmm, seem to be having some trouble on these pages:

    “Line: 182, Char: 0, Error: Object Expected, Code: 0?

    Then upon carrying out a search:
    “The website cannot display the page
    HTTP 405
    Most likely cause:
    The website has a programming error.”

    (FYI, I’m running IE 7.0.5730 on Win XP Pro SP2)

  2. Sorry about that, Rick, and thanks for the heads up.

    *After* the original post, I took one more look at the JavaScript code and found several references to the same literal. I consolidated them using a constant. Unfortunately, this last minute change was tested very lightly using only Firefox. While FF, Chrome, and Safari support a ‘const’ in JS, IE does not. :(

    I changed the ‘const’ to ‘var’ and IE seems happy with that.

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