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Shouldn't offer to save password if form submission is canceled

UNCONFIRMED
Unassigned

Status

()

Toolkit
Password Manager
UNCONFIRMED
7 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: Leandro F, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [dupeme?])

(Reporter)

Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

The popup message telling about possibility to save password posted in HTML FORM is always displayed incluing in moments when it should not be showed.

If my HTML form contains a onclick="return false" on input submit or a onsubmit="return false" on form tag. It correcly will block my FORM to POST data to the URL, but the popup always will be showed.
When the content is blocked to submit, that named "password doorhanger popup" always will be displayed, making ugly and inconvenient the apperance of websites.

Example:

	<form action="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org" method="post">
	     <input type="text" name="login" value="test" />
	     <input type="PASSWORD" name="password" value="test" />
	     <input type="submit" onclick="return false;" />
	</form>
	

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press submit button in a form than contains "return false"
2. 
3.

Actual Results:  
Popup about "Remember password" is displayed.

Expected Results:  
Do not show popup warning about possibility to save the login/password

Updated

7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 4.0 Branch
Severity: normal → enhancement
Version: 4.0 Branch → Trunk
[I think there's already a bug on this.]

Ideally things could work this way, but sometimes sites process the login with an XMLHttpRequest, and cancel the actual form submission post. [Thus making the login process more responsive, because there's technically no new page load.] If the password manager didn't offer to save the password in that case, the user would be unable to save their password at all.
Severity: enhancement → normal
Component: General → Password Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → password.manager
Summary: Incorrect exibition of Password Doorhanger Popup → Shouldn't offer to save password if form submission is canceled
Whiteboard: [dupeme?]
Duplicate of this bug: 675880
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