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I'm trying to search Google via POST rather than GET, but so far am getting the error:

The request method POST is inappropriate for the URL/search

But which URL is it?

This isn't for a website, I'm searching from my browser. scroogle uses post. Instead of using scroogle, I'd like to post to google myself.


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closed as unclear what you're asking by Al E., Vidar S. Ramdal, jonsca May 8 at 3:11

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Is there any specific reason you have to use POST? – grawity Jul 1 '11 at 14:04
Why do you think Google should accept POST requests? – Vidar S. Ramdal May 7 at 14:53

2 Answers 2

There isn't any. Traditionally, queries are done using GET requests, while POST is for submitting data (actions, database updates, file uploads and such).


If you want a search box that searches Google, just follow these steps:

  1. Create a text input box in a form

  2. Create a button for submitting the text box

  3. In Javascript, set it so that when the text box is clicked, it links to this URL:
    (For the query, get the text from the input box using get Element By Id.)


<input type="text" id="query">
<input type="button" id="submit" value="Search">
var linktext=document.createElement("p");
linktext.appendChild(document.createTextNode("Search Google"));
var link=document.createElement("a");