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Q: My website has a full-text search box. Will it work while offline?

Full-text search boxes will typically not function without Internet connection. To help your customers find the content they need, consider one of the following workarounds.

First, your users can still use website search when network connection is available. The platform app can be configured in such a way that it attempts, after optional confirmation prompt, to go online to the server when the user submits a full-text search form. After the user selects a page from the list of search results, the app redirects back to a locally stored copy of the page to continue offline browsing.

Alternatively, you can bind a website search box to the app’s internal search function. That way, the app effectively substitutes website search with its own search mechanism with a distinct UI, so it will work regardless of network connection status.

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