The WVUI typeahead search component currently uses a 200ms debounce time: https://github.com/wikimedia/wvui/blob/a0b56d0b82668e53da2ce3ca38e58fa62b8b3c0a/src/components/typeahead-search/TypeaheadSearch.constants.ts#L4
Legacy search (mediawiki.searchSuggest) uses 120ms debounce time:
I don't see a reason for WVUI debounce time to be larger than the debounce time legacy search uses. At the very least, setting the debounce times to the same value would make it easier to compare the "Search Load Start to First Render" metric in the search performance dashboard: https://grafana.wikimedia.org/d/GivPpdsGk/vue-vs-legacy-search?orgId=1
It might make the search results feel more responsive as well.
- Ensure typing into search input still renders search results
- Debounce time is set to 120ms