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A javascript form autofiller for any browser Web Browsers
Gnome, a software developer and macosxhints reader, created a technique to enable autofill in any browser using a simple online form. He originally posted a beta in this macosxhints' forums thread. This is such a valuable enhancement that I thought (with the developer's approval) it worth a hint. Here's the description of Pseudo Autofill:
This form will produce a bookmarklet (a special kind of bookmark) that adds an AutoFill button to any browser at all, like Safari 0.6.2, Camino and Netscape. Simply fill out the form below and drag the resulting link to your bookmarks bar, or for Safari follow the instructions below the link. The next time you come to a page with a form, click the bookmark and the form will be filled out for you. No personal data is sent to the eFritz staff--check the code if you don't believe us. JavaScript is required for this to work. Pseudo-AutoFill supports textfields, multiline textfields and pulldown boxes.
It works better than the original IE Autofill in my experience, in that it will work in any browser ... gasp, even those on Windows!
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A javascript form autofiller for any browser
Authored by: diZZy on Apr 09, '03 11:29:50AM

Truly amazing! Finally got autofill in Camino!



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Kudos! But rewrites URL location.
Authored by: klktrk on Apr 09, '03 11:37:42AM

Very nice! The only drawback is that it of course rewrites the URL in the location bar, but I can't immediately think of a better way to do this in JS, and the functionality is really good. Kudos!



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Kudos! But rewrites URL location.
Authored by: jchryss on Apr 09, '03 07:23:28PM

It doesnt rewrite the url in my safari browser.



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What about password fields?
Authored by: xianman on Apr 09, '03 07:20:53PM

Does anyone have any idea how the generated script could be modified to allow filling in password fields? I bank with Bank of America and I hate their log in page. It has three fields you need to fill in: account number, social security no., and a password. I've hacked the script so the account number is automatically filled in for me now, but the other two fields are password type fields and I can't get the script to fill them in.

Any ideas would be much appreciated!



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What about password fields?
Authored by: fritz102 on Apr 13, '03 01:00:24AM

Check your email. ;-)



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A javascript form autofiller for any browser
Authored by: jchryss on Apr 09, '03 07:26:26PM

This is an awesome hint. it works great. You could, of course, have as many different autofills as you want just by saving each different sheet as a different bookmark in your toolbar ie work autofill, home autofill etc.


jchryss



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