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[whatwg] [WF2] Objection to autocomplete Attribute

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 09:35:40 +1100
Message-ID: <423F4C3C.9000608@lachy.id.au>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> > That's no reason to give in to their blackmail.
> 
> If a bank says "either you support autocomplete, or we won't allow your
> users to access our site", then the browser vendor has no choice.
> ...
>> Remove "... and the ability to disable support should not be trivially 
>> accessible" from the spec
> 
> The fact of the matter is that banks will not support UAs where the
> feature can easily be disabled.

Then leave the choice for the user agent vendor to decide, the spec 
should not dictate such user-hostile requirements.

>> # The off value means that the UA must not remember that field's value.
>> 
>> That should also be changed from "must not" to "should not" to allow for 
>> a user to override this decision.
> 
> That's taken care of in the later paragraph that says the feature can be 
> disabled.

Then, as Jim Ley said, that makes the spec contradictory and inconsistent.

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