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    Any idea how this auto complete works?

    I am curious as to how the autocomplete functionality works on the following site:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/

    As soon as you type a letter, it instantly displays a drop down list of possible matches.

    I know this site has probably cost millions to develop but wondered if this functionality is something I can replicate on my site?

    Thanks

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    If you think that's clever, visit www.ft.com, click the quotes radio button next to the search box and start entering either a company name OR its stock market code eg rolls or rr and watch Rolls-Royce appear, or vod for vodafone, with several different stock exchanges to choose from.

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    Google does it too. You can do it with ajax.
    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=ajax+...plete+tutorial

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    Hey thanks for the replies - seems so instantaneous I can hardly believe it is coming from a database query. Guess FT and Google have pretty amazing set ups though.

    Thanks for the link to the ajax tutorial - will give it a peek and see if my shared hosting is up to any autocomplete antics
    Mediakitchen Limited
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    Wow, that is really cool, but I think that it is over my head to set it up myself. Guess I would have to get my programmer to do it for me, but that would cost $$$. I think my users are just going to miss out.
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