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:
> [ul]
>    [li id="1234"][strong]Perk[/strong]ins, Justin[/li]
>    [li id="5678"][strong]Perk[/strong]ins, Tim[/li]
> [/ul]
> 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()  
>> it.
>> Walter
>> 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,  
>>> but
>>> rather prints it.- Hide quoted text -
>> - Show quoted text -
> >

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