url autofill in the browsers

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in the browsers like chrome and mozilla, when we type "F" it automatically fills the url as "facebook.com", how it works, what is this concept, I want to learn this, can anyone help me by suggesting some links here

2012-04-04 06:27
by shanish


A more efficient solution is to use a prefix tree (a trie) to store prefixes of words. That's also how spellcheck systems (such as that found in MS Word, etc) usually work.

2012-04-04 06:30
by Christian Mann
+1 because it is a possibility, though not the only one. In Firefox if you type 'es' it automatically shows you all URLs that contain that string, and not only the ones who begin with it - Guillem Vicens 2012-04-04 06:44