[whatwg] [WF2] Objection to autocomplete Attribute

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Mar 23 10:05:02 PST 2005

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005, [UTF-8] Olav Junker Kjær wrote:
> Therefore the spec has to *describe* and *allow* the currently 
> implemented behavior, but does not have to *mandate* it.
> So the spec could describe the meaning of the autocomplete attribute and 
> then, without any "should" or "must"'s describe the UI behavior that The 
> Banks consider acceptable in a banking client. Then implementors are 
> free to choose whether to make their browser Bank-compliant or fully 
> user-empowering by default, independently from the decision to support 
> WF2.

The exact UI behaviour is left open by the spec right now, it's just the 
general behaviour that is defined. And now it's a should, anyway, so UAs 
can, if they have a good reason to (like "it's very bad user hostile 
UI!"), do something else.

Is that enough?

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