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Disabling form auto-filling



7:09 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is it possible to disable auto-filling forms by including some hints in the HTML? Can't find any standard way to do that...

Will having a unique for each session "action" attribute in the <FORM> element do the trick?



7:16 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You can do it on a form-level or on individual input elements:

To block auto-fill for the whole form:

<form action="" [b]autocomplete="off"[/b]>

or for one element:

<input type="text" name="login" [b]autocomplete="off"[/b]>


attribute is supported in IE, Safari/Konqueror (I think) and Mozilla/Firefox, but not in Opera (a deliberate policy on their part). It does not, however, validate.


9:29 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanx, that's what I was looking for.

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