Hello world.

Im having problems with my companys intranet and can't work it out.

Basically, I've got a html form text field, which I want to be able to search.
I don't want to make a search engine, its already there, I just need the query typed in the field, to redirect to a search engine.
Lets use google as an example.

They have http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hello+world if someone searched 'hello world'.

Now, on my site, if someone typed 'damn thing work' in the form field and pressed submit, i want it to take them to http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=damn+thing+work

It would need to load into the parent window or a new window.

I've tried using if(isset with header locations etc, doing my head it.
Calling for help!


the easiest approach would be to "instruct" your form to send it directly to google:

<form method="get" action="http://www.google.co.uk/search">
<input type="hidden" name="btnG" value="Google Search"/>
<input type="text" name="q" value=""/>
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit"/>

and if you want it in a new window:

<form target="_blank" method="get" action="http://www.google.co.uk/search">

Now, if you want to do this from your server using php, assuming your form has a field with name="q" :

if( isset($_GET['q']) && !empty($_GET['q']) )
 header('Location: http://www.google.co.uk/search?'.urlencode($_GET['q']) );