[thelist] DB conneection to a text box - How do they do this?

Anthony Baratta anthony at baratta.com
Sun Jun 24 16:09:27 CDT 2007

Welcome to the world of AJAX.

The Yahoo AJAX Tools are here:


IBM has some nice AJAX Tutorials:


Their resource center is a good link to have:


But you can just search google for "AJAX Tutorials" and a get a virtual 
ton of links.

Nan Harbison wrote:
> Hi All,
> On the home page of: http://www.linkedin.com/
> You can type in a big company or college, and the page automatically finds
> that company or school name in their database (I am assuming it is a
> database) and when you hit enter, it comes up with the number of LinkedIn
> users from that place above the text boxes. I have never seen a db
> connection to a form where you don't have to find the information in post or
> get variables. I see this js function on the page:
>  -- script type="text/javascript"--
>     YAHOO.util.Event.addListener(window, "load", function() {
>       var acCompany = new acWidget("company", "searchString-gcs",
> "http://www.linkedin.com/cs", ["company","name","count"]);
>       acCompany.init();
>     });
>     YAHOO.util.Event.addListener(window, "load", function() {
>       var acSchool = new acWidget("school", "searchString-gss",
> "http://www.linkedin.com/ss", ["school","name","count"]);
>       acSchool.init();
>     });
>   --/script--
> Can someone point me to a tutorial on the web that explains this?  I can't
> figure out what search terms to use to google for this.  It is very cool.
> Thanks,
> Nan

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