Re: Auto fill for form fields

Scott E. Preece (
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 15:32:22 -0600

Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 15:32:22 -0600
From: (Scott E. Preece)
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In-Reply-To: "Daniel W. Connolly"'s message of Mon, 19 Feb 1996 00:43:25 -0500
Subject: Re: Auto fill for form fields 

   From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <>

|   Phill Hallam-Baker made an excellent suggestion that the list of magic
|   form field names be decentralized: the <form> element would be
|   annotated with a URI referencing a schema or template defining the
|   field names, ala:
|	   <form schema="" action="/cgi-bin/buy-printer-paper">
|	   <p>Badge number: <input name="badge-number">

So, the notion is that the browser maintains a list of user-specific
values associated with each authority list it sees?  You'd still lose
the first time you saw each list - but if people referenced common
lists, this would presumably still be less often than every new form.

Better might be a *list* of schemata, so the first could be a
"Web-standard" schema, the next an "organization-specific" schema, the
next a "product-specific" schema, or whatever.  Or, alternatively, the
schema syntax could referencce a "parent" schema on which it would be


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