I think a scriptaculous autocompleter is the best solution to this problem. You don't want to muck about with where the user is on a page unless you absolutely have to, and an autocompleter doesn't have to work like it's a "drop down". You can just change the population of the ul and leave it as a plain bullet pointed ul rather than styled as a "popup" below the form.
Besides, you could offer this functionality then any user with a half decent browser (even IE 6+) can search the page using the browser's native search and that will automatically jump around to the results.This way you offer users both possibilities. On Sep 12, 3:18 pm, Matt Foster <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I don't know about this "entire document" idea, if they're freely > typing anywhere, A) As Justin mentioned shortcuts such as ctrl T for a > new tab might be broken, and B) They're going to have no idea what > they've already typed nor have any idea how many times they've hit > backspace when trying a new search etc. There has to be some form of > data representation for the input. > > On Sep 12, 10:06 am, "Justin Perkins" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Yes you could just setup a keyup observer on the entire document, the > > two problems that I see right away is that any keyboard shortcuts the > > user already uses may or may not work any longer depending on how you > > write your code. Secondly, depending on the size of the list of links, > > the script may take a while to process each keypress. > > > There's a few other issues I'd be concerned with, but the above is > > probably enough to think about for now. Having a textbox to type into > > would solve the first problem. Keeping a copy of the list of links in > > a local variable would help to solve the second problem. > > > -justin --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Prototype & script.aculo.us" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/prototype-scriptaculous?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---