Issue 12562

Species search: remove autocomplete (type-ahead scientific name suggestion)

Reporter: kbraak
Assignee: cvizitiu
Type: Improvement
Summary: Species search: remove autocomplete (type-ahead scientific name suggestion)
Priority: Minor
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2012-12-20 11:58:03.724
Updated: 2013-08-29 14:46:00.54
Resolved: 2013-01-04 17:45:50.112
Description: After discussion in POR-444 between [~mdoering], [~fmendez], and myself it has been decided that the autocomplete scientific name feature should be removed from species search.

The reasons for removing it include:

1) An autocomplete on scientific name functions more like a filter.
2) It leads the user to believe they can only search for scientific names, not common names, descriptions, etc. Ultimately, the species search is intended to work like a Google search.
3) The autocomplete at times confuses the user, returning multiple scientific names with the same name (see screenshot).   ]]>

Attachment Screen Shot 2012-12-18 at 3.09.25 PM.png

Comment: Autocomplete on species search removed in [] [] Please review commit, crucible is not working otherwise I would open a review. 
Created: 2013-01-04 17:45:50.132
Updated: 2013-01-04 17:45:50.132

Comment: we have to revert  this commit, species_autocomplete.js was being used by occurrence filters (occ search and download pages)
Created: 2013-01-07 10:41:44.916
Updated: 2013-01-07 10:41:44.916

Comment: File added back in
Created: 2013-01-07 10:58:45.016
Updated: 2013-01-07 10:58:45.016