[whatwg] [WF2] Objection to autocomplete Attribute
mpt at myrealbox.com
Thu Mar 24 00:47:40 PST 2005
Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> - Both users and user agent vendors complain to the organisation
> about not allowing them access.
They already tried that, and it didn't work.
(Don't bother complaining in that bug report -- it's four years old, and
most of those involved no longer have any contact with Bugzilla.)
> - Organisations excercising user-hostile behaviour to exclude a large
> portion of their users either give in to the pressure.
It's not a large portion of their users. For most banking sites, I
suspect the *only* browser which they cannot economically get away with
blocking for security reasons is Internet Explorer for Windows, and that
browser already supports autocomplete="off".
That's why I say the only way to kill autocomplete="off" in the short
term is to convince Microsoft to de-implement it
In the long term, if browser usage becomes more diverse, the problem
will become harder to solve; you'll need to assemble a coalition of
browser vendors who agree publicly to de-implement it simultaneously.
> This issue could be addressed by making user agents much easier to
> configure for public terminals.
Yes, and if you can help them implement that, you should. But banks
aren't going to twiddle their thumbs waiting.
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