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Re: several messages

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 02:57:03 +0000 (UTC)
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0902120255460.28232@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 16 Jan 2009, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > > 0.0009	Attribute �autocomplete� not allowed on element �form�
> > > at this point.
> > 
> > That's very rare. I've removed the XXX in the spec saying we might add this.
> > (IE supports it.)
> 
> <form autocomplete="off"> seems to be supported by Firefox as well.
> 
> It's used by several major Australian banking sites that I checked.
> 
> These are 3 of the largest banks in Australia and their online banking login
> pages: [...]
> 
> These are some of the smaller credit unions in Australia that use autocomplete
> on <form> only: [...]
> 
> There's a big list of Australian credit union websites listed here.  I 
> only checked a random sample, but many of them do seem to use 
> autocomplete on form rather than on input elements. 
> http://www.abacus.org.au/credit_unions/find/cuwebs.html

On Sat, 17 Jan 2009, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> 
> In addition to the Australian banks I listed, I went through a bunch of
> Norwegian banks and found that many of them also seem to rely on this. 
>
> [...]
> 
> There were a few others as well, but they all either used 
> autocomplete="off" on the input elements in addition to using it on the 
> form element, or didn't use autocomplete at all.

Wow, thanks for this data.

I've added <form autocomplete> to the spec.

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