Bug ID: 61974
           Summary: Change Semantic Forms autocompletion to use the
                    Select2 library
           Product: MediaWiki extensions
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: SemanticForms
       Web browser: ---
   Mobile Platform: ---

Semantic Forms autocompletion, which currently uses jQuery UI Autocomplete,
should switch to using the Select2 JS library
( This will allow a number of important
- "Tokenization" of values (putting squares around each term), which has become
increasingly common in user interfaces
- Flexible autocompletion for characters with accents
- Display of an image associated with each term
- Displaying values in a tree-type structure
- Much better support for autocompletion on remote data sets

Tied in with that, it may make sense to create a new input type, maybe called
"tokens", that uses the standard Select2 handling for a field with a list of
values. ("text with autocomplete" would possibly be deprecated as a result.)
And "combobox" should switch to using Select2, and possibly become the default
input type for Page property fields (replacing "text with autocomplete"). And
possibly, but less likely, "combobox" and "tokens" should become the new
default input types for enumerated fields holding a single and a list of
values, respectively (replacing "dropdown" and "checkboxes").

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