fields seem to have stuff in them already

Posted on 2011-10-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
When I go to this form for "Create New User" - the username and password fields often have something in them, even though this is supposed to be a new user and the fields should be completely blank.

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I am having a difficult time tracking down the cause.  I've turned-off autocomplete for the form and input fields and it makes no difference.  There is nothing in the code (that I can tell) that is somehow pre-populating these fields on form load or some such (which is what I figured might be happening).

I've even tried deleting the markup for the textbox and recreating it and the junk still fills in there.

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Question by:knowlton
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    to your elements... IE only i guess...
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    but those settings are user browser specific... users are responsible to keep/store input values... each browser has some kind of setting to enable/disable this feature... especially when they are first installed they are asking whether to keep/store these info, and user determines what to do... so programatically there is not much you can do...
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    You are saying the browser (Firefox in this case) is putting those values in there?

    I mean, this is even happening with a brand new session after a reboot.

    This helps me.  I had not been looking at the browser as the potential issue here.
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    reboot does not help :) each browser keeps its own private data and uses them as long as user does not clear it...
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