View Full Version : input text field, no auto-fill please!!

Coastal Web
03-06-2005, 03:20 AM
Hello everyone, l've got a quick basic HTML question. Or perhaps it can be done with CSS ... I hope anyway.

But here's my question.

Say l've got:
<input type="text" name="username" value="" size="10">

is there _anyway_ to prevent the text field from "auto-filling" itself when a user beings to type something in? I know l can turn this off myself in my browser settings, but l just wanted to know if there was a way to turn just turn it off entirely from anyone who visits/uses my page, with a tag or something?

Thanks for your help,
Samantha "Sick of autofill" Gram

03-06-2005, 03:59 AM
No, but why would you want to do that _anyway_? :confused:

Coastal Web
03-06-2005, 04:04 AM
bummer... I was afraid of that.

why? well l've got a "shout box" script that l wrote...

and it autofills when you're in the middle of putting a comment in, it gets annoying. LoL

Thanks anyways...

Samantha G.

03-06-2005, 04:08 AM
I was only guessing... :D

Text input elements (in IE, at least) have an attribute|property named "autocomplete" (of all things); I wonder what that might do... ;)

03-06-2005, 04:22 AM
autocomplete="off" seems to work for FF to sometimes not just IE

Coastal Web
03-06-2005, 04:23 AM

autocomplete="off" worked, at least in IE.
:D !! thank you very much. I was trying autofill="off" lol
Thank you thank you thank you...

Even if every browser doesn't support it, that works for me

Samantha Gram