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[Bug 9353] New: autocomplete=off should be allowed and should work on non-<input> form controls

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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 22:48:14 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-9353-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9353

           Summary: autocomplete=off should be allowed and should work on
                    non-<input> form controls
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: mjs@apple.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


The autocomplete attribute should be allowed and should have its intended
effect on form controls that may be subject to autocomplete, but are not
<input> types. In particular it should be allowed on <select> and <textarea>.
These may be subject to autofill in some UAs and it seems like the same use
case (security concerns) applies.

Facebook is a site that uses <select autocomplete=off> and apparently expects
it to work:

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/index.php?title=HTML5_Authoring_Conformance_Study#facebook.com


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