I have an input field that will be in regular use on my web app but browsers, especially firefox, keep suggesting content to fill the field based on previous input. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. You know, when I type an "a" it makes a drop down list of previous inputs with an a "a" in it.
@nakedweb I’m here to help people. If @mattvot had replied and gave me a fair reason why he wanted it removed, I would then make a plan to either look deeper into it or find a work around – Otherwise I might be wasting my time by looking into something when there is no problem.
@jamy_za I’m not trying to start a row but the assumption could be that when a request comes from an intelligent sounding person that they do have good reason for wanting it rather than the opposite – thats all.
Not having a go at you at all just forums are full of non answers and it frustrates me!
At this time, there is no known workaround to disable the native browser autocomplete attribute. Therefore, the native suggestion box may be redundantly displayed during user interactions with the AutoComplete control.
So it seems as if developers aren’t able to control the users’ browsers’ autocomplete option.
Edit: Lol, @coffeendonut ‘s solution was extremely simple. I guess the Yahoo article was published a while ago.
That’s great @coffeendonut and works a treat.
A bit annoying as I had thought about the autocomplete property but wrongly thought it just prevented password completion. Don’t know where I got that idea from…
Cheers @jamy_za for looking – my users won’t have to be presented with dozens of useless code options when clicking in my text box ;-)