Debounced Search Input with Watchers

Implement a debounced search input that updates result reactively after a specific delay, highlighting the use of watchers to reduce unnecessary operations.
<!-- HTML structure for the search input field -->
<div id="search-wrapper">
    <input type="text" id="search-input" placeholder="Search..."/>
    <div id="search-results"></div>
This HTML snippet creates a search input and a container where search results will be displayed.
/* CSS styles for the search input and results container */
#search-wrapper {
    position: relative;

#search-input {
    width: 100%;
    padding: 10px;
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
    margin-bottom: 10px;

#search-results {
    position: absolute;
    width: calc(100% - 20px);
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
    background: #fff;
    max-height: 200px;
    overflow-y: auto;
CSS styles for the search interface, ensuring a neat and readable layout for the input and results elements.
// JavaScript to handle debounced search input

const searchInput = document.getElementById('search-input');
const searchResults = document.getElementById('search-results');
let debounceTimeout = null;

function search(query) {
    // Simulated search operation (e.g., fetching from an API)
    console.log(`Searching for: ${query}`);
    // Update the search-results div with search output
    searchResults.textContent = 'Results for: ' + query;

searchInput.addEventListener('input', (event) => {
    const query =;

    debounceTimeout = setTimeout(() => {
        if (query.length > 2) { // Assuming we only search for a query of min 3 characters
        } else {
            searchResults.textContent = '';
    }, 300); // Debounce delay of 300ms
JavaScript code sets up a debounce mechanism that listens to input changes from the search field. It delays the search operation (in this example a console log and text update) until 300 milliseconds after the last user input in an attempt to minimize unnecessary operations, assuming a minimum search query length of 3 characters.