jQuery Autocomplete plug-in search configuration

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Published on 2010-03-04T20:28:52Z Indexed on 2010/03/08 15:06 UTC
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I'm looking into using jQuery autocomplete plug-in to implement user lookup by first or last name. It looks like by default autocomplete looks up words by character sequence no matter its occurrence in a word. So if you have data such as: javascript, asp, haskell and you type in 'as' you will get all three. I would like it to at least match beginning of the word. So in above example you get only 'asp'. Is there a way to configure jQuery Autocomplete plug-in to do this?

Ultimately it would be even better to match by beginning of first or last name like it is in Gmail.

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