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computers to forget all stored information (not just forms, but also cookies, bookmarks, history, and other
potentially private data) between browser restarts.
Search your HTML pages for autocomplete="off" . This can appear on the form element or on individual input
elements. When you find it, consider whether this is really appropriate.
Some forms really do expect different input each time. For instance, the main query field in a search engine
likely doesn't see a lot of repeated content from the same user, or at least not enough to make autocomplete
helpful. Most users search for something different every time they visit. These forms may legitimately use
autocomplete="off" . Therefore, you should not perform a blanket search and replace that removes all
autocomplete="off" attributes.
However, in the vast majority of cases, autocomplete="off" merely inconveniences users for little or no good
reason. If you're in doubt, remove it. The user never has to use autocompletion, but should not be prevented
from doing so by the server's whim.
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