Combify auto complete does not return values under certain circumstances

I am using jquery.ui.combify (https://github.com/steelheaddigital/jquery.ui.combify).

The drop-down works very well and it does what I am looking for, especially the auto-complete

However, when there is a text with "&" in the drop-down, the value is not returned.

As per the example below, value 2 is never returned when selected

Any help is greatly appreciated

Example
                  <select id="TwoOptions" name="Two.Options">

                        <option value="1" selected="selected">Some Option</option>

                        <option value="2">Some & Other Option</option>
      
                  </select>
Errol FarroAsked:
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Rainer JeschorCommented:
Hi,
it seems there is a bug in this part:
//Attach a change event to the select list to put the selected value in the new text input
            select.on('change', function () {
                var hiddenInput = $(this).prev().find("#" + id).first(); //hidden input
                var selectedValue = $(this).val();
                var text = $(this).find("option:selected").text();
                
                //find the option that matches the value
                var option = $(select).find('option').filter(function () { return $(this).html() == text; }).first();
                hiddenInput.val(selectedValue);
                $(textInputSelector).val(option.text());  //set the visible textbox to the value of the options text
                hiddenInput.trigger('change');
            });

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The line
var option = $(select).find('option').filter(function () { return $(this).html() == text; }).first();

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compares the text representation with the HTML representation, which will never work for any HTML escaped characters like the ampersand (which is internally in HTML &amp;
Therefore when you change that line to
var option = $(select).find('option').filter(function () { return $(this).text() == text; }).first();

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it works.
Sample:
http://output.jsbin.com/vixesa

HTH
Rainer

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Errol FarroAuthor Commented:
Many many thanks !
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