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Ajax in Action by Darren James, Eric Pascarello, Dave Crane

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Chapter 10. Type-ahead suggest

This chapter covers

  • Type-ahead suggest
  • Caching search results on the client
  • Rico library
  • Prototype library
  • JavaScript apply() function
  • Parameterizing components

Type-ahead suggest is one of the main applications of Ajax that has helped put Ajax into the mainstream world of programming. Google Suggest amazed people as they discovered a list of choosable suggestions appearing while they were typing (and even now, several months later, it still gives a buzz). It is as if a little helper is sitting next to you and telling you what you are looking for. Some people first thought they were storing values on the page, and others thought they were using a hidden IFrame to get the data. Google was actually using the ...

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