You don't say if you're having any problems with this, but you can
remove the autocomplete (invalid) attribute -- Scripty adds that
behavior automagically. Otherwise, this looks okay from the calling
If your return includes anything besides a bare list (and these
strong tags count, I believe) then you might see failure from there.
You're returning a UL, but it's being treated as a data store more
than a presentational element. I see what you're trying to accomplish
here, but you need to add that style using another means. There is a
"hook" event that happens after the autocompleter has refreshed its
display. Try patching into that to find and replace the search text
within the result list with a 'stronged' version of itself.
On Sep 26, 2008, at 12:03 PM, ericindc wrote:
> Thanks Walter, that cleared things up.
> Here is a link to the HTML that contains the new Ajax.Autocompleter
> code as well as my input field and response div. The PHP script
> prints a string of the following format:
> [li id="1234"][strong]Perk[/strong]ins, Justin[/li]
> [li id="5678"][strong]Perk[/strong]ins, Tim[/li]
> On Sep 26, 11:18 am, Walter Lee Davis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> When the Autocompleter says "returns", it means returns in the same
>> way that when you request a page from a Web server, the server
>> returns that page. It's a HTTP return, not a PHP return.
>> A function (in PHP or any language) may return a string or other
>> variable. But that string won't go anywhere outside the application
>> server (won't be sent to the browser) unless you print() or echo()
>> On Sep 25, 2008, at 8:16 PM, ericindc wrote:
>>> The part I was confused on is that my PHP code
>>> doesn't actually return the string containing the unordered list,
>>> rather prints it.- Hide quoted text -
>> - Show quoted text -
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