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Force Safari to save sites' autofill-blocked form data
Authored by: n9yty on Oct 16, '04 12:07:14AM

Oh yes... FINALLY! :-) I did string searches, and looked at everything I could think of to stop Safari from doing this, never came up with anything. THANK YOU.

Technical tidbit: Looked at the PithHelmet suggestion and Machette script. I had to tweak it slightly to strip out "AUTOCOMPLETE" as well as "AUTOFILL", or some sites still wouldn't save the information.

Now, on to the rant...

The concept that a webmaster somewhere knows better about how to manage my information than I do is absurd... I realize that for people running Windows, security of "stored passwords" may be easy to break, but on the Mac with keychain storage I don't think you run the same risks. I have mine set to re-lock after 15 minutes of inactivity, and also when the system goes to sleep.

Basically, this lets me properly have the computer do it's job, keeps people out who don't know my keychain password, and prevents me from having to store all the passwords in a stupid text file or something like that. It also lets me use unique passwords on many sites, since I no longer have to remember manually which are which, and that really improves security.



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Force Safari to save sites' autofill-blocked form data
Authored by: vocaro on Oct 16, '04 01:45:07AM

I completely agree. The autocomplete attribute is a non-standard Internet Explorer extension, and it should not be used. This is why Mozilla provides a setting called wallet.crypto.autocomplete.override. When true, it tells Mozilla to ignore the attribute.

There's a catch, however. If a web site uses autocomplete=off and knows that a certain browser ignores the setting, the webmaster may decide to block users of that browser. This is why Mozilla ships with wallet.crypto.autocomplete.override off.

Camino users are in even worse shape: It doesn't even support the setting to begin with! That's why I wrote a patch to add autocomplete override support in Camino: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=247919

Unfortunately, it still has not been committed. For this and other reasons, I have since switched to OmniWeb, which ignores autocomplete by default, just as a good web browser should.

Trevor



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Camino
Authored by: Rainy Day on Mar 06, '06 08:48:03PM

The current release of Camino ignores autocomplete (as every browser should, IMO).



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Camino now ignores it
Authored by: Rainy Day on Mar 06, '06 08:50:46PM

Should have said it in the title in my first post; no way to edit.

Camino now ignores the autocomplete, as all browers should (IMO).



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Force Safari to save sites' autofill-blocked form data
Authored by: jzsimon on Dec 01, '04 05:18:26PM

Can you elaborate on the change you made to AllowAutofill.py? I don't know python but I'd love to use your change too.



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