Search Forms in Safari
It is remarkably simple to put this design feature in place on your site, and it can improve functionality greatly for those using a Mac. Whether Firefox and Internet Explorer will integrate this feature into their browsers in the future is unknown – although it is fairly unlikely.
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How to turn the feature on
Using the following code for a form will cause the enhanced search field to display in Safari:
<form action="form.php" method="post">
<input type="search" name="search"
autosave="mysite-autosave" results="10" />
<input type="submit" value="Search" />
type="search" tells safari to use the field as a search box, and the
autosave="mysite-autosave" results="10" sets additional features about the recent search information.
The negative aspect of adding this feature is that your code won’t validate. It’s up to you to decide whether it is a acceptable down-side of improving the browsing experience for those using Safari. We think it is – and you’ll see the enhanced search field on Design Shack!