Thursday, October 4, 2007

Just observed that Yahoo has changed its search engine. Yahoo search field has something they call, 'Built-in Search Assistant". They seemed to have done something similar to what's available at the firefox's google search field on the right... Firefox has an option called "Show Search Suggestions" and it'll show you suggestions to search keywords. Look how yahoo does it, in the screenshots below.

After writing some keywords, the hints appear,

May be an AJAX query is sent to the set of popular keywords that are in the yahoo database. The keyPress on the field fires a query on the database and returns the popular keywords in a dropdown. Probably this technique has been the most common use of AJAX lately.

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