On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 12:33 PM, Michael A. Peters <mpet...@mac.com> wrote:
> Andrew Ballard wrote:
>> I just thought I'd toss this out there. Do you know that there is an
>> effort to remove browser support this attribute (or at least give the
>> user a browser configuration option to ignore it)?
>> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.org.w3c.whatwg.discuss/3054
>> This article discusses some of the issues involved.
>> https://wiki.mozilla.org/The_autocomplete_attribute_and_web_documents_using_XHTML
> That page says:
> "When writing HTML, such authors should declare and validate against a
> custom doctype including the autocomplete attribute (example HTML document).
> However, there is currently no way to trigger the same user agent
> functionality with an attribute in XHTML. This constitutes an unnecessary
> obstacle to the adoption of XML-based markup."
> That page is wrong.
> It took me 10 minutes in google to find a way to do it in xhtml and have the
> xhtml validate. And I didn't have to use a custom DTD. Only thing I had to
> do is send the application/xhtml+xml header - which I already send, as
> that's the proper way to serve xhtml 1.1.

I wasn't really taking a position on the issue. I just thought it
worth noting that there seems to be a contingent that wants to remove
the attribute. From what I read, they have already conceded to
language that says a user-agent may choose to implement it, but is not
required to do so.


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