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Re: autocomplete on form

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 13:45:09 -0800
Message-ID: <63df84f0901171345t79932614qc4699c93e66462f4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
On 1/17/09, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:
>
> 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.
>> ...
>
> 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.
>
> https://www.dnbnor.no/
> https://secure.skandiabanken.no/SKCert/GIBCert/Login.aspx
> https://www.banknorwegian.no/Pages/NettbankLogginn.aspx
> https://ya.no/portal/
> https://www.terra.as/bsl/do/slogin/Run?n_bank=9615
> https://nettbanken.nordea.no/login/login/solo/login
> https://www.postbanken.no/
>
> 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.

Many banks consider this feature critical. During early development of
gecko several banks intentionally blocked mozilla because we lacked
support for autocomplete=off.

/ Jonas
Received on Saturday, 17 January 2009 21:45:45 GMT

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