Sunday, December 12, 2004

 

LookAhead News Index

Whilst it's not nearly as good an implementation as Google Suggest, Surfwax offers a similar "suggest as you type" feature they call "LookAhead News Index".

Unlike the Google variant, this only offers matches after at least 2 characters have been typed, and the suggestions are all exact matches from the index, offered in alphabetical order, rather than ranked by likelyhood of selection. The suggestions appear in a list given in a separate control further down the webpage, not in a dropdown of the text entry box.

There is some quick analysis of the Surfwax implementation.

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