actually, I did something (perhaps stupid) - the entire construct was in an a4j:outputPanel - when removing that I got the suggestions working.
(Worth noting somewhere perhaps, if this is not supposed to work).
Also learned that if the parent of the inputText is not a JSF component the positioning does not work right and the pop up appears over the field.
Is that true?
I had the exact same issue I described here http://jboss.com/index.html?module=bb&op=viewtopic&t=117668 a few weeks ago, but I hadn't realized my components were into some a4j:outputPanel.
I removed it, all works fine.
Thanks for solving this mystery.
There is something else: My pages were made of lots of templates and bits of jsf code and regular html code + some a4j:regions in the middle.
In that case, my suggestionboxes would never work.
After replacing all the unregular code by some h's & f's, all started working well.
In RichFaces 3.0.1/3.0.2, suggestionBoxes were more resilient and would work in any situation.
I have another issue with suggestionboxes. At first by box works fine, but after a submit it stops working and I need to refresh the page... I have not yet figured out what is causing this...
fabmars - have you seen this behavior?
(or anyone else...)