How do I disable the "Remember Password" dialog for FF, IE, or any browser for that matter, if I need to?

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I have a web site / application that will be requiring users to sign in and out frequently, I don't want the "Remember Password dialog to continuously pop up. Is there a way to disable this functionality?
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Michael SterlingWeb Applications Developer

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...oh, i changed the "TextMode" property of my text box (to hide the text entered) and that's when i noticed that this would be a problem. if it helps any, the users are / will be students and they will be "signing in" to a system, to track / log their time, so it's not the traditional use of the password functionality,...though what the enter will be checked against a database but only to verify that they "exist" not to give them access to anything...
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...also, when i "X" out of the "Remember Password" dialog, it removes the text, i need it to stay there so when the user clicks the "Look Up" button the text can be parsed and compared against a database value...how do I solve that as well?
Glanced up at my screen and thought I had coded the Matrix...  Turns out, I just fell asleep on the keyboard.
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The short answer is: you can't. Web sites don't have access to client machines' programs and disk drives. This is a security design of the web itself. The contradictions to this, though, are things like ActiveX and possibly Flash--but don't quote me on the latter.
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You can try adding autocomplete="off" to your inputs:
<input ... autocomplete="off" />

Alternatively, add this code somewhere on your page:
document.getElementById('usernameOrWhatever').setAttribute( 'autocomplete', 'off' );
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read this  
Disable remember password option in Firefox/Internet Explorer In Code
http://royalarun.blogspot.com/2011/04/disable-remember-password-option-in.html
Michael SterlingWeb Applications Developer

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thanks

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