Live Search
Condemned to the 1st Circle of Hell


The search mechanism inspired by Apple’s Spotlight and now found on many weblogs:

The most common form of live search right now closely mirrors traditional search. The user types into a free-text search field and results are frequently updated as the user types. So, searching for “catacylismic”, the user will see results for “c”, “ca”, and so on.

(From Ajax Patterns; posted by guest condemner Elliot Swan)

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    Gordon B Says:

    Great feature (sometimes). Stupid name. Who in the heck knows what a live search is that isn’t a 20 something “emerging web developer”? And then there is it’s spawn “live archive”. Umm, ok, why?

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    hypernewbie Says:

    and by the way its called incremental search and has been around for….quite a long time

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    Jon Says:

    Except that it’s dead by the time you find it….

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    dante Says:

    Come on guys…damn it downwards~!

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    hatbox Says:

    Marvelous. Thanks, will spread this among my friends!

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    hermes Says:

    Marvelous. Thanks, will spread this among my friends!

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    Seyora Says:

    A better live search would be to hire illegal immigrants to look in every corner of your house for your keys. Too bad that’s not part of Web 2.0.

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