I don’t disagree with you, and if this were my own client I’d have gone that route a long time ago. However, I’m an agency developer and I’m not the lead on this one. I can push back on my lead and communicate the difficulties, but I have a feeling it’s going to be the select2 or bust. It’s for a big university site, and this particular taxonomy will have many terms so the search will come in handy.
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