This is a tracking bug for work needed to complete the Implement New Forms Manager Functionality (i.e. Autocomplete functionality on form fields with "Prefill Form" option in autocomplete drop down). Note: The PRD and Dev plan hint at a spec from German, but they do not provide a link to it.
The current form manager makes message boards that allow multiple names very difficult. Consider: http://boards.swirve.com/board.cgi?boardset=earth&boardid=general I have a name as a moderator and a user. every time I look at a different thread, or forward 20 posts in a given thread, it asks me what name I wish to have on the form. In the majority of pages I read, I have no preference. Having to click cancel for every single page I visit becomes tedious and makes Mozilla unusable for a portion of my web browsing. Autocomplete would be a superior solution.
Eric, your problem is caused by the Password Manager not the Forms Manager.
Comments on the spec: > Which is better "Autofill Form" or "Prefill Form"? Auto. Pre implys it fills it before/as you see the form. Kind of like password manager, but even that waits till onload. Something more creative might even be neat... "Form Recall", etc... just no "pre" prefix. > once a web form (with more than two fields) is loaded Why this restriction? One of the main places I used IE's form fill was on google.com, to find the exact terms of an old search, to get back the same results. That's only one field. I assume the 'two fields' comes from the fact that passwords are typically two fields... why is password manager still seperate? It's very confusing to users to have two form fill mechanisms. (Like comment 3 reporting password manager problems here, which, incidently, would be FIXED perfectly if we integrated the two like IE does). > tabbed into or single clicked on or double clicked on (needs user testing) Down arrow works nicely. See also: URL bar. > Menu: What does 'Edit' do? Left to Right and Right to Left toggler are omited. 'Insert Character' as proposed in the new context menus omited. Other then that, it matches. > Managing Stored Data I'd like to see this dialog die a horrible horrible death, but all things considered, if everything else was made IEp or better, but I still had to view the data through that "thing", I'd be quite happy.
This targetted for M101. Should we remove it from blocking Bug 102472, since its current target is outside the dev window for the next release?
Joe, why did you move this out? AFAIK, this is still on our schedule for MachV.
still seems to be for MachV, therefore nominating
good catch, but this one was recently cut. nsbeta1-
when's this landing? sorry for the spam.
This seems to have been for satchel? No longer relevant, so closing.