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Netscape 6.1 Beta 1

Tuesday June 12th, 2001

Netscape today released a beta of their upcoming 6.1 release, based on the mozilla 0.9.1 branch. Check out the release notes, or grab the build.


#111 Re: Re: Password Manager

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Friday June 15th, 2001 1:37 AM

You are replying to this message

"On other sites such as MozillaZine, the first field in the form is saved as the Username."

Happens to me too. The trick is to save the password the first time and then choose 'Never for this site' the next time. It'll stop bugging you then, but any blank subject fileds will be filled in with whatever you entered the first time.

I read the bug and I really think that Password Manager's at fault here. It just grabs the first text field. On MozillaZine that's called "title". The username field, however, is called "login". Surely it would make more sense to look for fields named "login", "username", "user", "userid", "loginname" etc. before just grabbing the first field?

Currently, I think the Password Manager identifies a password by the presence of a text field and a password field (that displays **** instead of what you enter). However, it remembers everything in all text fields (but not textareas). I think that the Password Manager prompt would still pop up if you change the title field for a MozillaZine post. On MozillaZine remembering every field is a bad thing, on other sites though it's a good thing. It's quite complicated really.

Alex