So I'm currently having a debate with people I work with around a suggestive search box. The debate is around what's the best UX for displaying large amounts of content. As an example:
If a user types in at least 3 letters it will drop down with a list of suggestions based on that. Since our database is large for the sake of the example lets say theres a possible 200 possible outcomes. One side of the room thinks that showing as many as possible from those 3 is the best outcome because it's better to show the wide range on offer. To make this work they want to put a scroll bar on it... and if you don't like the results you type more
On the other side we have people who think it should be limited to 2-3 per category so as not to have the list too long and to get a better result you type more characters in so as not to be confused and bombarded with too many options when you've only typed 3 letters in.
Is there a standard practice in this? (using Bootstrap Typeahead with solar)