Netscape 6.1 Beta 1
Tuesday June 12th, 2001
#109 Re: off topic
Friday June 15th, 2001 1:28 AM
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I believe it's possible for sites to disable the Password Manager with autocomplete="off" as an attribute in the <form> tag. This is because some online banks think that saving passwords is a security risk, so won't allow Mozilla users in unless it can be disabled. This is stupid because if people can't use the Password Manager they tend to go for the less secure Post-It-note-stuck-to-the-side-of-the-monitor approach. How are the banks going to stop that?
I don't think Yahoo! Mail uses autocomplete="off" (I've looked at the source), so I'm not sure what the problem is. It works in Netscape 6.0 & 6.01 (not 6.1PR1) though.