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why web interfaces are limited in search capability

Published 2020-05-20T19:46:00.004Z by Physics Derivation Graph

Webpages have content. For text content, a common task is to search for something.
Web browsers have a plain text search feature, usually mapped to ctrl+f.

Why don't websites feature richer search functionality? 
For example, sorting tables, regular expressions for text, SQL, Cypher/Gremlin, infinite scroll (rather than pagination).

Answers include
Shipping all the data to the front-end isn't reasonable when the data is large (e.g., more than 1 MB), so interaction with the back-end is necessary (e.g., for pagination).