Problem with activating "pages from the UK" button using Google.co.uk

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Nick, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. Nick

    Nick Guest

    When I use Google www.google.co.uk, often the "pages from the UK" button
    doesn't work.

    The default is "search from the web"

    If I point the cursor at the alternative button, and click often nothing
    happens.

    I am having no other problem with the mouse, clicking buttons etc.

    Any suggestions

    Nick
     
    Nick, Apr 22, 2007
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  2. What specific observed symptoms does "doesn't work" represent?

    E.g. try capturing the URL generated when that radio button is in effect
    and compare it with the URL generated by the same search terms
    when it is not in effect.


    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q="live+search"&btnG=Google+Search&meta=cr=countryUK|countryGB

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q="live+search"&btnG=Search&meta=


    Evidently, then using the button changes the value of &meta= variable
    which is sent when the Search button is used.

    Exactly as the HTML is coded (broken out and indented for clarity):

    <td align=center colspan=3><font size=-1>Search:
    <input id=all type=radio name=meta value="" checked>
    <label for=all> the web </label>
    <input id=cty type=radio name=meta value="cr=countryUK|countryGB">
    <label for=cty> pages from the UK </label>

    Are you missing the point? You click a button to choose an option
    which is sent in when you issue a search. So the only thing that clicking
    the button should do is turn on that button's radio button and (presumably)
    generate a different request (which may or may not be reflected by the URL
    in the Address bar.) I'm sure that the most significant difference would
    likely appear with the HTTP requests being generated which you would
    only be able to see by tracing the message flow, e.g. using FiddlerTool.


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Robert Aldwinckle, Apr 23, 2007
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