[whatwg] Re: autocomplete=off
malcolm-what at farside.org.uk
Thu Jun 17 01:58:53 PDT 2004
Jim Ley writes:
> [support for autocomplete=off]
> They don't block IE, yet IE allows you to override this in any number of
Agreed. However, by default, both Mozilla and IE honour the autocomplete=off
attribute. Banks do block clients that don't respect the attribute at all,
and presumably would also block those that didn't respect it by default. IE
is also 90%+ of the market, which presumably holds some relevance.
I guess that they're ok that anyone savvy enough to set a hidden pref (for
Mozilla; I *don't know* how to disable it in IE), is also someone that
understands the consequences.
I do understand your frustration about including this in the spec as a MUST,
but then having no (strictly) compliant implementations. Whether the ability
to disable something is strictly equivalent to non-support of an attribute,
I'm not sure.
Our choice is either: document existing requirements, meaning that it really
must be a 'MUST' recommendation; or exclude the attribute completely,
leaving support as something undocumented, but required in practice, for
UA's that can store passwords.
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