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[Bug 13569] New: Allow user agents to override autocomplete

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Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 03:43:39 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-13569-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: Allow user agents to override autocomplete
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/common-input-element-attr
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y, a11ytf
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: cyns@microsoft.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

"A user agent may allow the user to override the resulting autocompletion state
and set it to always on, always allowing values to be remembered and
prefilled), or always off, never remembering values. However, the ability to
override the resulting autocompletion state to on should not be trivially
accessible, as there are significant security implications for the user if all
values are always remembered, regardless of the site's preferences."

Certain types of user agents may need to make these options more obvious, for
example to users with cognitive disabilities who need to have their PC remember
all of their passwords.  Is that a normative SHOULD?

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