[FX.php List] AJAX and FX.php

Schnoebelen, Stephanie A stephanie-schnoebelen at uiowa.edu
Wed Oct 19 12:35:22 MDT 2005

Dear Dan:

Aha! Yes, that is nifty! Thanks for sharing!

DC <dan.cynosure at dbmscan.com> writes:

> [...]
you have to wait a few seconds for the "suggest list" to show under the
field you are typing in.

dale did say it was dog slow, but it should also say... "Type the start
of a zipcode and wait for the list to appear under the field."

Schnoebelen, Stephanie A had written:
> Back in July, Marisa Smith and I cooked up a proof of concept of using

> FileMaker data and AJAX to populate a "Google Suggests" type drop-down

> menu. You can see it at 
> <http://www.streamline-studio.com/AJAX/index.php>. It's a really rough

> page, and it's terribly slow because of where it's getting its FMP
> But it works. This one is built on the work of others; I wish I had 
> time to re-do it from scratch. Did I mention it's ugly and slow?
> Ugly. Slow.
> The page says it creates a dropdown list, but all I can see it doing 
> is mirroring whatever text I type in your field. What am I missing?
> My current project makes me very interested in Ajax development, and, 
> annoyingly, unable to explore it fully until the project is done. I 
> would be interested in hearing more about any cool things you 
> discover, though!
Stephanie Schnoebelen, Instructional Software Development
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