[whatwg] [WF2] Objection to autocomplete Attribute
jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Mar 21 03:01:57 PST 2005
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 .
>> 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
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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