Autocompletion With Gears

After brainstorming with a co-worker about possible uses for the Google Gears (Google’s offline browser storage solution), I thought it would be cool if I could do an autocompletion field without making repetitive and expensive HTTP connections to an Ajax script on a server somewhere.  This would also slightly reduce load on a centralized database.

Yesterday, after doing a proof of concept, I packed it into a Scriptaculous extension so that it would be as portable as possible.  Since it was already in a nice and neat little script, I decided to release it so that it might be of use to everyone else.

Autocompleter.Gears

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