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Adding Placeholder attribute to Tokeninput jQuery plugin

I was having a hard time to get the placeholder attribute to work with Tokeninput jQuery plugin.

First I managed to get it to show up by adding attr(‘placeholder’) to the onReady:
$("#myInput").tokenInput("/url/to/your/script/"){
onReady: function(){ $('#token-input-myInput').attr('placeholder','type here...'); }
};

It worked but every time it lost focus the resize of the input field would partially hide it. So, I tweaked with the code inside jquery.tokeninput.js and after line 436 (declaration of var escaped) added:
if(input_box.attr('placeholder')!=undefined){
escaped = input_box.attr('placeholder');
}

It is not pretty but it works 🙂