autocomplete="off" should additionally affect Form Manager

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Toolkit
Form Manager
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
15 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: Arun Ranganathan, Unassigned)

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({dataloss})

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x86
Windows XP
dataloss
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Description

15 years ago
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.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Any timeline for this getting fixed?

Comment 2

14 years ago
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

Comment 3

14 years ago
See Netscape recommendation for workaround:
http://devedge.netscape.com/viewsource/2003/form-autocompletion/
Assignee: dveditz → nobody

Comment 4

12 years ago
still happenning on latest firefox. is a shame ...

Comment 5

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)
> still happenning on latest firefox. is a shame ...

(In reply to comment #3)
> See Netscape recommendation for workaround:
> http://devedge.netscape.com/viewsource/2003/form-autocompletion/

There's another workaround here
http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/How_to_Turn_Off_Form_Autocompletion#Original_Document_Information
... but it doesn't work

Comment 6

12 years ago
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="http://www.example.com/form.cgi">
 <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" />
</form>
*** Bug 350785 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 351700 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9

11 years ago
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!

Comment 10

10 years ago
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.

Comment 11

10 years ago
too bad, this issue is still pending with Firefox 2.0.0.3

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.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
QA Contact: tpreston → form-manager
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Updated

9 years ago
Component: Form Manager → Form Manager
Product: Core → Toolkit
QA Contact: form-manager → form.manager

Comment 13

7 years ago
If what https://developer.mozilla.org/En/How_to_Turn_Off_Form_Autocompletion says about this bug is incorrect for current Firefox, then that page should be fixed.
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