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Using autocomplete in HTML text boxes

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 21, 2003

Using autocomplete in HTML text boxes.

Reader comments

complexSep 21, 2003 at 10:55PM

uh, i think you just kottke’ed the site.

Jim RaySep 21, 2003 at 11:24PM

Google to the rescue! Cached here

Great for slashdottings, mefi-ings and the occasional kottkeing. e-ing. yeah.

dtettoSep 22, 2003 at 12:29AM

I don’t get it.

It doesn’t work in Netscape or Opera, and IE (as well as the other two anyway, no?) already has autocomplete in text boxes. I couldn’t get the example code to work, but it obviously revolves around the webmaster presupposing the input. If that is the case, why not a drop down? Otherwise, just let the browser autocomplete the way the user understands, by offering previously submitted queries.

thisis testSep 24, 2003 at 7:32AM

this is test the messagte

jamieJan 03, 2004 at 4:45PM

how do i add this to my site?

Hall Carolyn Jan 21, 2004 at 3:01AM

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger

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