should all species API searches use the q parameter?
Summary: should all species API searches use the q parameter?
Description: we mix name and q as the main search parameter, is this good?
Created: 2013-10-06 09:24:44.583
Updated: 2014-06-24 10:55:04.224
Resolved: 2014-06-24 10:55:04.191
Created: 2013-10-07 09:22:01.309
Updated: 2013-10-07 09:22:01.309
There's something that makes a difference between the 2 services:
species/search?q=pattern searches not only name but also, descriptions, vernacular names and all the text fields that we are indexing
species/match?name=namePattern searches only for names as far as I know...maybe here we can use 'q' too as an alias to the name parameter to avoid confusion.