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Form submission and jQuery autocomplete

dkim18 asked
Last Modified: 2015-06-17
Hi Experts,

I have created a jQuery autocomplete for certain page and it worked fine if I reach the page from a link in previous page.
However, if I reach the page with autocomplete text field from form submit, the autocomplete doesn't work.

I will show example in the following:

This is autocomplete part:
<script type="text/javascript">
	$(document).ready(function() {
    $(function() {        	
        	minLength: 3, //at leat 3 char required        	
            source: function (request, response) {
                $.getJSON("AutoCompleteController", {
                    term: request.term
                }, response);
 <input type="text" name="test" id="diagtags" >

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If I go the automplete page from this link, it works ok.
<a href="/xxx/abcEdit.do?method=edit">Add New</a>

however, if I reach the autocomplete page from form submission, the autocomplete text field doesn't display anything when I type in something(more than 3 characters.)
<form name="AbcForm" method="post" action="/xxx/xxx/cde.do" >  
	<input type="submit" name="method" value="Add">			

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What is that and what is the solution for this?

Thanks in advance
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