[whatwg] RFC: <input type="username">

Steve Dennis admin at subcide.com
Tue May 4 01:54:52 PDT 2010

On 4/05/2010, at 9:07 AM, timeless wrote:

> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 10:08 AM, Eitan Adler <eitanadlerlist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 3) Currently autofill for usernames looks for something like
>> id="username" or name="username". However on certain websites this
>> fails.
> Why would a site which doesn't cooperate with today's autofill
> features choose to cooperate with your proposal?
> sites typically are either stupid or evil, and neither are likely to
> embrace new standards.

Because id="username" isn't a standard as such.  Having it specified in a spec is likely to help people adopt it more quickly.  Saying "why bother?" about all the broken sites on the web totally defeats the purpose of what everyone here's trying to achieve.

Steve Dennis

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