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Magically convert a simple text input into a cool tag list with this jQuery plugin.
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jQuery Tags Input Plugin 1.2

Copyright (c) 2010 XOXCO, Inc

Documentation for this plugin lives here:

Licensed under the MIT license:

Do you use tags to organize content on your site? 
This plugin will turn your boring tag list into a 
magical input that turns each tag into a style-able 
object with its own delete link. The plugin handles 
all the data - your form just sees a comma-delimited 
list of tags!


First, add the Javascript and CSS files to your <head> tag:

<script src="jquery.tagsinput.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="jquery.tagsinput.css" />

Create a real input in your form that will contain a comma-separated list of tags. 
You can put any default or existing tags in the value attribute, and they'll be handled properly.

<input name="tags" id="tags" value="foo,bar,baz" />

Then, simply call the tagsInput function on any field that should be treated as a list of tags.


If you want to use jQuery.autocomplete, you can pass in a parameter with the autocomplete url.


You can also send in options to the autocomplete plugin, as described here.

$('#tags').tagsInput({    autocomplete_url:'',

You can add and remove tags by calling the addTag() and removeTag() functions.



   'autocomplete_url': url_to_autocomplete_api,
   'autocomplete': { option: value, option: value},
   'defaultText':'add a tag',
   'minChars' : 0,
   'maxChars' : 0 //if not provided there is no limit

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