You can put the element in the HEAD or the BODY section.
When used with Netscape Navigator and put it in the HEAD section of the document, the attributes ALINK, BACKGROUND, BGCOLOR, LINK, TEXT, and VLINK of the BODY element will not be used.
The semantics for ISINDEX are currently well defined only when the base URL for the enclosing document is an HTTP URL. Typically, when the user presses the enter (return) key, the query string is sent to the server identified by the base URL for this document. For example, if the query string entered is "ten green apples" and the base URL is:
then the query generated is:
Note that space characters are mapped to "+" characters and that normal URL character escaping mechanisms apply. For further details see the HTTP specification.
Note in practice, the query string is restricted to Latin-1 as there is no current mechanism for the URL to specify a character set for the query.
Note: This element is deprecated, and this DTD fragment is taken from the Transitional DTD. <!ELEMENT ISINDEX - O EMPTY -- single line prompt --> <!ATTLIST ISINDEX %coreattrs; -- id, class, style, title -- %i18n; -- lang, dir -- prompt %Text; #IMPLIED -- prompt message -- >from the HTML 4.0 DTD, "Copyright © W3C, (MIT, INRIA, Keio). All Rights Reserved."
Magic TARGET names
These names all begin with the underscore character. Any targeted window name beginning with underscore which is not one of these names, will be ignored.
|_blank||This target will cause the link to always be loaded in a new blank window. This window is not named.|
|_self||This target causes the link to always load in the same window the anchor was clicked in. This is useful for overriding a globally assigned BASE target.|
This target makes the link load in the immediate FRAMESET parent of this
document. This defaults to acting like
This target makes the link load in the full body of the window. This
defaults to acting like