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Re: [whatwg] Autocomplete and autofill features and feedback thereon

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:22:23 +0000 (UTC)
To: Ilya Sherman <isherman@chromium.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1212110520580.12469@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Dan Beam <dbeam@chromium.org>
On Mon, 10 Dec 2012, Ilya Sherman wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > > > > 
> > > > > Finally, I have gotten a request to include a field type for 
> > > > > bank account numbers, though I have only seen this info actually 
> > > > > requested on a small handful of extremely prominent (and 
> > > > > generally trusted) websites: Amazon, PayPal, and I think Google 
> > > > > Wallet.
> > > >
> > > > Is there any reason we shouldn't just treat bank accounts like 
> > > > just another credit card, and use cc-number for these?
> > >
> > > Yes: Most websites that support credit card numbers as inputs do not 
> > > support bank account numbers.  The few websites that do support bank 
> > > account numbers use separate fields for these vs. credit card number 
> > > inputs.  Labeling both fields identically would leave the browser 
> > > unable to distinguish which field to fill with what info.
> >
> > Fair enough. So what do you need for bank account information? Account 
> > number? Account holder name (and subproperties for that like for 
> > cc-*)? Routing transit number? IBAN? SWIFT-BIC? I hesitate to do 
> > something US- specific here; what do sites ask for in other countries? 
> > If it's always a name, a bank number of some sort, and an account 
> > number, I can add those three fields (plus the two name subfields) 
> > pretty easily.
> 
> I honestly haven't done enough research to answer these questions.  I 
> was mostly including this type for completeness, since several people 
> mentioned it to me in offline discussion.  However, since I'm not aware 
> of any browsers that currently support or are planning to add support 
> for autofilling bank account numbers, and I'm only aware of a handful of 
> websites that request them, I'm ok with punting on this for now.

Ok, sounds good.


> If someone else has done the research and thinks it would be valuable to 
> add this type to the spec, please do post here.

Indeed. I'm happy to add this if browser vendors want to support it and 
we have good data on it.

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