Re: Auto fill for form fields

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Wed, 14 Feb 1996 15:11:34 -0800 (PST)


From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Message-Id: <199602142311.PAA06429@server.livingston.com>
Subject: Re: Auto fill for form fields
To: JHTaylor@videodiscovery.com (Jim Taylor)
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 15:11:34 -0800 (PST)
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <s120d715.047@videodiscovery.com> from "Jim Taylor" at Feb 13, 96 06:21:39 pm

Once upon a time Jim Taylor shaped the electrons to say...
>Most UA's already know your name and e-mail address. The spec could
>include phone number, address, etc. The user can decide what
>information they want to provide (in the preferences section of the UA).

How would the form prompt the user to fill this in?  Would you require some
new tag?  You cannot expect everyone to use the same variable names, 
especially when you don't know what they are being used for.  When I wanted
to change the names on some variables in forms that were around when I
took over, it was hell because so many people have scripts that were set
up to parse the data on the old variables and were loathe to change them.

You'll find that a lot.  So variable names are not a valid way to so it.

You'd need some new attribute: AUTOFILL = First-Name

Something like that.

-MZ
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