Closed Bug 198419 Opened 19 years ago Closed 14 years ago

autocomplete="off" should additionally affect Form Manager


(Toolkit :: Form Manager, defect)

Windows XP
Not set





(Reporter: arun, Unassigned)


(Keywords: dataloss)

Currently, autocomplete="off" turns of Password Manager.  This is desired
behavior.  But autocomplete="off" doesn't affect Form Manager, and it does work
this way in IE.

This creates an odd distinction between which forms are passwords and which
aren't.  Since we already implement a non-standard enhancement to the HTML of
the form (and are copying IE) let's go the whole way and allow the
autocomplete="off" behavior to affect form manager as well, and thus stop the
autocompletion of forms.

Certain banking institutions have requested this.
Any timeline for this getting fixed?
I have a website with 2 forms, one has
Name & Email Address
the other has
Website Name & MySQL Server Address

Because they both contain the keywords Name and Address, they bring up the 'Do
you want to save the values' dialog box.

All the form fields are prefilled from my database. If someone clicks yes to
save the values they submit, then later on the values in the database change
(perhaps they update them, possibly from a different computer), then they return
to the form using mozilla then the old values will be put into the form,
overwriting the values in the database.

adding dataloss keyword
Keywords: dataloss
See Netscape recommendation for workaround:
Assignee: dveditz → nobody
still happenning on latest firefox. is a shame ...
(In reply to comment #4)
> still happenning on latest firefox. is a shame ...

(In reply to comment #3)
> See Netscape recommendation for workaround:

There's another workaround here
... but it doesn't work
It would be great if I could get predictable results, as a webmaster, by using some standard names, like the ECOM names:

<form name="form1" id="form1" method="post" action="">
 <input type="text" name="Ecom_ShipTo_Postal_Name_First" /><br/>
 <input type="text" name="Ecom_ShipTo_Postal_Street_Line1" /><br/>
 <input type="text" name="Ecom_Payment_Card_Number" autocomplete="off" /><br/>
 <input type="Submit" name="Submit" value="Submit" />
*** Bug 350785 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 351700 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is still happening for me. I'm using SeaMonkey 1.1. I tried using the SPAN tag to break up the word "Address" twice on my form, but I can't change the field names so the workaround I read about isn't much of a workaround.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I am also finding issues with this problem.

I developed a website where when I edit user details, I autofill in the fields based on that user's details. Then Mozilla Firefox overwrites this with my details in these fields. Firefox should check for fields that already have data in it, and not overwrite it if AutoComplete=true by default.
too bad, this issue is still pending with Firefox

Also, I faintly recall to having been able to define site urls as exceptions to the form managers. Right now, I only find the possibility to turn off the form manager altogether by unchecking "Remember what I enter in forms and the search bar" (Tools-Options-Privacy-History)
WFM in the current satchel/pwmgr. Wallet is depreciated.
Closed: 14 years ago
QA Contact: tpreston → form-manager
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Core → Toolkit
QA Contact: form-manager → form.manager
If what says about this bug is incorrect for current Firefox, then that page should be fixed.
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