UPDATE: Well, the first ding occurred quickly: ReinH’s lightweight version doesn’t work (for me) on IE7/Vista. A couple others have noted it as well. Moving on to Dylan’s version next.
I’ve been searching around for different autocomplete plugins for JQuery. I’ve found four leading contenders:
It appears that Jörn’s version is the Swiss Army Knife of autocompleters – you can even show images. Pretty cool. But is it worth 27K if I’m not using that functionality?
What I’ll probably do is start with the 3K version until it proves itself too limited (if it ever does). Let’s follow the XP principle of “do the simplest thing that could possibly work.”