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    JavaScript search - help

    I have a javascript that allows me to search text on a page.

    What I want to do is to limit the search area and not search the entire page.

    Can anyone help me with this?

    Here is an example page:


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    Put <div>...</div> tags around the part you want to search and then only search within that <div>.

    But that code you are using is *ANCIENT*.

    var NS4 = (document.layers);    
    var IE4 = (document.all);
    Really??? You think *ANYBODY* is still using either MSIE 4 (1999) or Netscape 4 (1998)????

    No way.

    And that code doesn't work at all in Firefox. Or Chrome. So you have just limited yourself to about 40% of all browsers (that is, MSIE only...and maybe not even MSIE 9).

    WAY WAY WAY past time to chuck that code and use something *modern*.
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