#265 new
Bilgin Ibryam

Ajax.Autocompleter inserts server response to page

Reported by Bilgin Ibryam | December 27th, 2009 @ 01:00 AM


When using Ajax.Autocompleter, if for some reason (session time out for example) the server returns an error page instead of the expected UL and LI, the autocompleter div element gets the content of response page and displayed.

I propose to check the server response before inserting into page: (there might be better ways to code this)
Also this check works fine with LocalAutocompleter.

Index: prototypejs/controls.js

--- prototypejs/controls.js +++ prototypejs/controls.js @@ -265,6 +265,13 @@ },

updateChoices: function(choices) { + var elem = new Element('div').insert(choices); + var elemType = elem.firstDescendant().tagName; + if('UL' != elemType) { + this.stopIndicator(); + this.index = 0; + return; + }

 if(!this.changed && this.hasFocus) {
   this.update.innerHTML = choices;


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