Using AutoSuggest with Backbone (or anything that doesn't immediately render to the DOM)

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06 Jan, 2013 08:14 AM

I'm using AutoSuggest with Backbone.js, and I faced an issue where the dropdown wasn't showing up when I attached it to my input element. It turns out that this was because I was applying autosuggest before it hit the DOM:

$('input').autoSuggest(... options ..)

And then later:
$("#container").append( dom nodes that had the input element )

There were two lines in the AutoSuggest plugin code that assumed id's were already attached to the page, which I patched to make it work:

// FIX: var selections_holder = input.parents('#as-selections-'+x);
var org_li = input.parents('#as-original-'+x);
// Original: //var selections_holder = $("#as-selections-"+x); //var org_li = $("#as-original-"+x);

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