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external property of the
Window API returns an instance of the
External interface, which was intended to contain functions related to adding external search providers to the browser. However, this is now deprecated, and the contained methods are now dummy functions that do nothing as per spec.
External object has the following methods:
||Dummy function; does nothing. See Autodiscovery of search plugins.|
||Dummy function; does nothing.|
|HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'External' in that specification.
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