Last Comment Bug 198419 - autocomplete="off" should additionally affect Form Manager
: autocomplete="off" should additionally affect Form Manager
: dataloss
Product: Toolkit
Classification: Components
Component: Form Manager (show other bugs)
: Trunk
: x86 Windows XP
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
: Matthew N. [:MattN] (PM if requests are blocking you)
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Reported: 2003-03-20 08:37 PST by Arun Ranganathan
Modified: 2010-03-12 12:02 PST (History)
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Description User image Arun Ranganathan 2003-03-20 08:37:43 PST
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 User image Thomas Swan 2003-06-04 11:29:39 PDT
Any timeline for this getting fixed?
Comment 2 User image Ian Thomas ('thelem') 2004-02-03 13:39:21 PST
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
Comment 3 User image Walter K. 2004-02-16 04:42:34 PST
See Netscape recommendation for workaround:
Comment 4 User image moshe weitzman 2005-08-31 08:25:09 PDT
still happenning on latest firefox. is a shame ...
Comment 5 User image tech 2005-09-20 06:11:24 PDT
(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
Comment 6 User image Bryce Mozilla Nesbitt 2005-12-15 15:11:47 PST
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" />
Comment 7 User image Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2006-10-06 08:40:21 PDT
*** Bug 350785 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 User image Gervase Markham [:gerv] 2006-10-06 08:40:40 PDT
*** Bug 351700 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 User image Aaron Greenspan 2007-01-25 17:57:18 PST
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 User image Paul 2007-03-14 08:42:05 PDT
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 User image Ralf Hauser 2007-04-09 09:36:47 PDT
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)
Comment 12 User image Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2008-05-26 16:53:35 PDT
WFM in the current satchel/pwmgr. Wallet is depreciated.
Comment 13 User image Daira Hopwood 2010-03-12 12:02:27 PST
If what says about this bug is incorrect for current Firefox, then that page should be fixed.

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