[FX.php List] [OFF] levenshtein and related methods for user helper

david weiner 1265 at lucerneblvd.org
Wed Apr 22 14:35:34 MDT 2009

There's a few options for jQuery autocomplete plugins, I haven't tried  
any so I'm just going to send the google results:

On Apr 22, 2009, at 1:26 PM, Troy Meyers wrote:

> David,
> Thanks, I'll be keeping this in the front of my mind as I proceed  
> with this rewrite. Can you suggest an easy source for getting the  
> AJAX stuff I'd need in place for a web version? I use jquery for  
> other non-AJAX purposes (not knowing all that it's capable of) so  
> perhaps that might be usable?
> -Troy
>> Yes Troy, that's exactly what I was thinking of. We do a thing we  
>> call
>> the Quick Find in just about every FM job where we index every word
>> and every letter in sequences so you get a matrix for the entry:  
>> Orchid
>> Flower
> Orchid Flower
> Orchid Flowe
> Orchid Flow
> Orchid Flo
> Orchid Fl
> Orchid F
> Orchid  (with space)
> Orchid (without space)
> Orchi
> Orch
> Orc
> Or
> O
>> and then I suppose you can run your matches against that and other
>> similar criteria like username and ask if they want to add a new
>> cultivar or edit an existing one.
>> Just random thoughts, but if you use the Filemaker end for other  
>> stuff
>> I thought this kind of functionality might be helpful anyway and  
>> you'd
>> get more mileage for your effort.
>> - David
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