I just read the tutorial on autocomplete search terms - http://railscasts.com/episodes/399-autocomplete-search-terms.
My question is, how do I enable linking to the search result so people can click and go to the item permanent link.
Where would that link appear? Is that in the search results, or elsewhere? As far as I know, the autocomplete search technique is used to populate a text field in a form. That form is then submitted, and what happens then is up to your controller and views.