Out of date - search script

I have search function that works by taking the variable and then looking at an xml and presenting it on the page.

The problem i have, as i was testing it in Chrome, particular part of the code is outdate such as “Synchronous XMLHttpRequest”

What can i use instead of this?

the full script is below;

function loadXMLDoc(dname)
{
    if (window.XMLHttpRequest)
    {
        xhttp=new XMLHttpRequest();
    }
    else
    {
        xhttp=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
    }
    xhttp.open("GET",dname,false);
    xhttp.send();
    return xhttp.responseXML;
} 
function searchXML()
{
    xmlDoc=loadXMLDoc("contact.xml");
    x=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("firstname");
    input = document.getElementById("input").value;
    size = input.length;
    if (input == null || input == "")
    {
        document.getElementById("results").innerHTML= "Please enter a character or name!";
        return false;
    }
    for (i=0;i<x.length;i++)
    {
		firstname = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("firstname")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
        startString = firstname.substring(0,size);
        if (startString.toLowerCase() == input.toLowerCase())
        {
            firstname=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("firstname")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
            lastname=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("lastname")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
            phone=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("phone")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
            street=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("street")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
            city=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("city")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
            state=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("state")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
            postcode=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("postcode")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
            divText = "<h1>The contact details are:</h1><br /><table border=1><tr><th>First Name</th><th>Last Name</th><th>Phone</th><th>Street</th><th>City</th><th>State</th><th>Postcode</th></tr>" + "<tr><td>" + firstname + "</td><td>" + lastname + "</td><td>" + phone + "</td><td>" + street + "</td><td>" + city + "</td><td>" + state + "</td><td>" + postcode + "</td></tr>" + "</table>";
            break;
        }
        else
        {
            divText = "<h2>The contact does not exist.</h2>";
        }
    }
    document.getElementById("results").innerHTML= divText;
}

Any help or guidance is much appreciated…

Thanks
Darren

maybe you should try fetch instead:

Hi there, I need to look into this then don’t I.

Whilst i butted my head with the previous code i looked at the one below.

<script>
function myFunction() {
    var input, filter, ul, li, a, i, txtValue;
    input = document.getElementById("myInput");
    filter = input.value.toUpperCase();
    ul = document.getElementById("myUL");
    li = ul.getElementsByTagName("li");
    for (i = 0; i < li.length; i++) {
        a = li[i].getElementsByTagName("a")[0];
        txtValue = a.textContent || a.innerText;
        if (txtValue.toUpperCase().indexOf(filter) > -1) {
            li[i].style.display = "";
           ul.style.display = "block";
        } else {
            li[i].style.display = "none";
            ul.style.display = "";
           
        }
    }
}
</script>

But with my limited knowledge i came into some problem areas…

  1. When i press backspace in the input field it triggers the event so the list appears
  2. When i click away from the drop down list (thinking it will close/disappear) it’s still there…

Thank you so much for pointing that out to me…