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Auto Expand textarea using javascript library

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I found this post on using jquery to auto expand a textarea as you add / delete text: The online demo works for IE 7 but the test page I created doesn't work in IE 7. My test page doesn't resize.

Here is my test page:
<html lang="en">
   <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
   <script src="jquery-1.4.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
   <script src="autoresize.jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript">
          // On resize:
          onResize : function() {
          // After resize:
          animateCallback : function() {
          // Quite slow animation:
          animateDuration : 100,
          // More extra space:
          extraSpace : 10
   <a href="">jQuery</a>
   <br />
   <br />   
   <textarea id="myComments" style="width: 400px; padding: 10px; height: 50px; display: block; font-family:Sans-serif; font-size:1.2em;">
Type something in here, when you get close to the end the box will expand!

The online demo uses jquery 1.3 but I tried that as well but it had no effect on my test page's problem.

Is there something I forgot to do on my test page?

I'd like to use a jquery auto-resize since we already have it in our project but I'm open to other libraries or solutions.

Thanks in advance
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