Netscape Communications is working with major Web search sites to provide a central search site on the Web.

"This continues our work with content providers to showcase their technology and to increase functionality for end users," said Jennifer Bailey, Netscape's VP of electronic marketing.

Beginning May 1st, visitors to Netscape's "Net Search" site will be able to specify a default search site from a list that includes Web search heavyweights Alta Vista, Excite, InfoCorp., and Yahoo! Inc. Users of Netscape's Communicator will get more advanced features from the site, which will require a JavaScript-compatible browser.

Microsoft already provides a similar all-in-one search site, but as Netscape points out, their home page is one of the top destinations on the Web