Nothing is showing up at all, and yes, I am using UTF-8 on both pages.
So you have "1.html", with coding for the search box which takes the inputs and directs the outputs to "2.html", and you have "2.html" with coding for accepting the feed from "1.html" and displaying the results...? (I haven't used this service, so I may be asking a blindingly-obvious question, for which I apologize.)
Also, when "nothing is showing up at all", does that mean the "1.html" goes blank, and nothing happens? Not even the URL for "2.html" is showing up in the browser? The entire page just goes gray?