[whatwg] Autocomplete and autofill features and feedback thereon
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 10 21:22:23 PST 2012
On Mon, 10 Dec 2012, Ilya Sherman wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Finally, I have gotten a request to include a field type for
> > > > > bank account numbers, though I have only seen this info actually
> > > > > requested on a small handful of extremely prominent (and
> > > > > generally trusted) websites: Amazon, PayPal, and I think Google
> > > > > Wallet.
> > > >
> > > > Is there any reason we shouldn't just treat bank accounts like
> > > > just another credit card, and use cc-number for these?
> > >
> > > Yes: Most websites that support credit card numbers as inputs do not
> > > support bank account numbers. The few websites that do support bank
> > > account numbers use separate fields for these vs. credit card number
> > > inputs. Labeling both fields identically would leave the browser
> > > unable to distinguish which field to fill with what info.
> > Fair enough. So what do you need for bank account information? Account
> > number? Account holder name (and subproperties for that like for
> > cc-*)? Routing transit number? IBAN? SWIFT-BIC? I hesitate to do
> > something US- specific here; what do sites ask for in other countries?
> > If it's always a name, a bank number of some sort, and an account
> > number, I can add those three fields (plus the two name subfields)
> > pretty easily.
> I honestly haven't done enough research to answer these questions. I
> was mostly including this type for completeness, since several people
> mentioned it to me in offline discussion. However, since I'm not aware
> of any browsers that currently support or are planning to add support
> for autofilling bank account numbers, and I'm only aware of a handful of
> websites that request them, I'm ok with punting on this for now.
Ok, sounds good.
> If someone else has done the research and thinks it would be valuable to
> add this type to the spec, please do post here.
Indeed. I'm happy to add this if browser vendors want to support it and
we have good data on it.
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