javascript - Why doesn't this autosuggest work?


I've done some research and followed a tutorial exactly, with minor changes, but I can't seem to get this to work. No dropdown appears. Can you look at the code and tell me what is not happening?

<div class="ui-widget">
    <label for="skills">Skills: </label>
    <input id="skills">
$(function() {
    $( "#skills" ).autocomplete({
         delimiter: /(,|;)\s*/,
         lookup: <?php echo "'autocomplete(#skills)'" ?>

$servername = 'localhost';
$username = 'xx';
$password = 'xx';

$con = mysql_connect($servername,$username,$password);
mysql_select_db('c9', $con);

function autocomplete($inputName){
    $searchTerm = $_GET[$inputName];
    $query = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM clients WHERE fname LIKE '%".$searchTerm."%' ORDER BY fname ASC");
    while ($row = mysql_fetch_array(MYSQL_ASSOC)) {
        $data[] = $row['fname'];
    //return json data
    echo json_encode($data);


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