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Autocomplete password/username/email form fields disturbing user's account creation




7 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: avpoubs, Unassigned)


1.9.2 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv: Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv: Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

XHTML/PHP context.

Consider I've an admin area on a website that requires authentication with a simple HTML form (username and password fields).

First time I access to this area (e.g. http://example.com/login), I log in me and tell to Firefox to keep my username/password in history.

After that I go to a new user account creation form (e.g. http://example.com/admin/user/add), which has an 'email' and 'password' fields and many other fields.

What's happen? The 'email' field is auto-filled in by my stored username (??!) and the 'password' field is auto-filled in by my stored password!

However, if I see HTML generated source, value attribute for those fields are empty...

In addition, if I clear those fields and submit the form with other errors, the stored values are here again when I come back to the form.

I think this behavior is disturbing for administrator, because he could submit a form with wrong data or he could think there is a bug in the website.

I think it will be better if the auto-filling process was linked to url an not only to fields names.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Store an username and a password in Firefox history after a login action
2.Go to another url to fill in a form with email and password fields

Actual Results:  
Email field is auto-filled by stored username and password field is auto-filled by stored password.

Expected Results:  
Leave the fields blank if user's creation account form url is NOT the login url

I'm French, sorry for my simple English, hope it's understandable :)


7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Comment 1

6 years ago
Reporter -> Are you still experiencing this issue with the latest version of Firefox 5? Does the issue occur with the latest nightly? http://nightly.mozilla.org/
Component: General → Autocomplete
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → autocomplete
Version: 3.6 Branch → 1.9.2 Branch

Comment 2

6 years ago
Reporter -> Please address comment 1

Comment 3

6 years ago
Closing bug as Incomplete - if you are still experiencing this issue or have more information to provide feel free to post back here and we can re-open the bug. You can also get assistance by visiting the Firefox help site -> http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Ask+a+question
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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