Originally Posted by jlp
Is it possible to search for text inside a web page with PIE? SPB Pocket Plus adds some functions to PIE, but not this one.
Do you know of any util that allows for this function?
Unfortunately, neither Netfront 3.1 (couldn't check 3.2 because of the language barriers), Thunderhawk nor the current PIE plug-ins (MultiIE, Spb Pocket Plus, PIEPlus, ftxPBrowser) support direct in-page searching.
The best results can be achieved if you save the given page to the local file system. Spb Pocket Plus, MultiIE and, to my knowledge, PIEPlus all support explicit page saving (the other browsers/PIE plug-ins don't), and, then, start uBook ( http://www.gowerpoint.com/
). Then, you'll be able to see everything. Make sure if the given page uses frames, before saving it, go to right into the given frame (tap-and-hold, Go To Frame
) so that you don't later have to browse the local file system for related HTML files.
An example with my current homepage ( http://menneisyys.freeweb.hu
1, save the page from MultiIE (please note that I've already switched to the frame containing the stuff I really want to save):
2, start/switch to uBook and go to Start/Open. Click the HTML file you've just saved in the 'Books' section. If you aren't inm the right directory, go there using the two above sections (the first 'Open' for direct jumping to outer directories and 'Folders' for hoing int a sub-directory in the current directory).
3, click Page/Find:
4, the results are highlighted:
An alternative is configuring MultiIE to use a third-party, search-capable text viewer instead of the default Notes to pass the surce code of the page to. Other PIE Plug-ins (if at all) only use Word, which, as opposed to Notes, has searching capabilities (Edit / Find/Replace
EDIT: fixed a mistake (thanks jlp!)