HTML Log-in form auto populates wrong values




10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: elli, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01], URL)



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5

Browser fills HTML login form automatically with wrong values. If I sign in with the correct user name and password, then sign out, then sign in again, the browser does not remember the last value, it is populating the form with an older value instead.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.	Go to 
2.	Click "sign up/log in" and try to log in with INVALID user name and password.
3.	Now log in again with VALID user name and password.
4.	Click "Sign out"
5.	Click "sign up/log in" again.
6.	The form contains the INVALID user name. This is not coming from the web server, it is inserted by the browser.

Actual Results:  
Actual: Older form value from unsuccessful login.

Expected Results:  
Expected: The form should contain the last form value or should be blank.

The website does not populate the fields in HTML and does not attempt to populate fields in javascript or any other way.

HTML of form:
<form method="post" action="j_security_check">
	<div class="signText">
		<label for="username">E-mail Address</label>
		<input name="j_username" id="username" maxlength="50" type="text">
	<div class="signText">	
		<label for="password">Password</label>
		<input name="j_password" id="password" maxlength="12" type="password">
	<div class="signCenter">
		<input src="/rev/402/img/buttons/signin.png" type="image">
	<div class="signCenter">
		<a href="forgot_password.jsp">Forgot your password?</a>

I suspect firebug is the cause.
>I suspect firebug is the cause.
Then run Firefox without firebug / safemode ?
This is a mass search for bugs which are in the Firefox General component, are
UNCO, have not been changed for 500 days and have an unspecified version. 

Reporter, can you please update to Firefox 3.6.10 or later, create a fresh profile,, and test again. If you still see the issue, please update this bug. If the issue is gone, please set the status to RESOLVED > WORKSFORME.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01]
No reply from reporter, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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