| ||Ask HN: What response time is acceptable for auto complete inputs.|
11 points by chrisacky on Jan 8, 2012 | hide | past | favorite | 10 comments |
|Looking at sites like Google, their autocomplete can respond within 30-50ms, which is clearly well below the threshold which any human would regard as being slow.|
What should ordinary folk try and aim for when aiming to deliver similar auto complete functionality for search fields?
I'm using Solr, for driving my autocomplete, but my main application stack (which is using Zend Framework/PHP) is just too darn slow. After a request comes in to my application, it takes about 100-170ms to respond to any request.
So I'm curious as to what we should aim to server these requests in, in order to appear extremely responsive.
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