[whatwg] A mechanism to improve form autofill

Aryeh Gregor ayg at aryeh.name
Fri Aug 3 05:31:56 PDT 2012

On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jul 2012, Smylers wrote:
>> Ian Hickson writes:
>> > > Also, I do not understand why we have credit cards types. Is anyone
>> > > willing to have his credit cards information saved locally?
>> >
>> > Sure, why not?
>> I am too, but I can understand why people who share their computer (and
>> user accounts) with others wouldn't want their card numbers saving.
> That's a UA configuration issue, presumably. (Similar to saving
> passwords.)

In fact, Chrome already autodetects credit card numbers for autofill
(presumably based on a heuristic) and has a special dialog for whether
to remember them, similar to the password-remembering dialog.  At
<chrome://chrome/settings/autofill>, there are fields for both
addresses and credit card numbers.  This is documented here:
 IIRC, one option when it asks you to remember credit cards is "don't
ever remember credit card numbers" -- although I'm not sure, since I
think I picked it and thus haven't seen the dialog in a long time.  :)

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