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[whatwg] [WF2] Objection to autocomplete Attribute

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 11:01:57 +0000
Message-ID: <423EA9A5.4000707@cam.ac.uk>
Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> Ian Hickson wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 12 Mar 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>>
>>> I realise I may be a little late with this issue, since WF2 seems to 
>>> be fairly stable, but never the less I would like to note my 
>>> objection to the inclusion of the autocomplete attribute [1].
>>
>>
>> The "autocomplete" attribute is already implemented in user agents. 
>> There's nothing we can do about it. I included it in the spec simply 
>> so that it is at least defined somewhere, instead of being just 
>> something people have to Know About without being documented anywhere.
>
>
> Then, please at least deprecate it.  If it's only being defined to 
> help with interopable implementations, that's fine, but it's use 
> should be discouraged as much as possible, therefore it should be 
> deprecated.

What the WHATWG spec says on this matter is irrelevant; browsers will 
implement whatever the banks dictate. As Hixie says, the spec only 
serves the purpose of documenting an accepted standard. Therefore, I 
really don't think it's worth any more time discussing this attribute.

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