HTML <isindex> tag

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

HTML isindex tagWhen writing in HTML, the <isindex> tag was used to designate a single-line text box for entering a query string. It was used to allow servers to send search results based on the characters in submitted string. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of its code, as well as related attributes and browser compatibility.

Example code

<isindex prompt="What would you like to search?" />

Old Attributes

Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair. The <isindex> tag is no longer supported, but at one time it used the attributes contained in the following table.

Attribute Description
action Designates an alternate URL to which a search could be submitted
prompt Designates temporary text for the search box


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