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Re: autocomplete on form (was: Comparing conformance requirements against real-world docs)

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 17:41:39 +0100
Message-ID: <4970B8C3.3040006@lachy.id.au>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

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:

Commonwealth Bank
(This is the largest bank in Australia)
https://www3.netbank.commbank.com.au/netbank/bankmain
* Uses autocomplete on <form> element only

National Australia Bank
https://ib.nab.com.au/nabib/index.jsp
* Uses autocomplete on both <form> and <input> elements

Westpac
https://online.westpac.com.au/esis/Login/SrvPage
* Uses autocomplete on both <form> and <input> elements

These are some of the smaller credit unions in Australia that use 
autocomplete on <form> only:

Labratories Credit Union
https://www.netteller.com.au/802841v45/ntv45.asp?wci=entry

Cuscal and Abacus
https://interact.cu.net.au/

Big Sky
https://ib.bigsky.net.au/secure/ebank.jsp?main=login.jsp

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

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
http://lachy.id.au/
http://www.opera.com/
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