[webkit-dev] Experimental implementation of interactive autocomplete

Dan Beam dbeam at chromium.org
Fri Oct 26 18:02:06 PDT 2012

Hello webkit-dev'ers,

In response to the email “Improving autocomplete” to whatwg at whatwg.org
[1], I plan to implement an experimental version of the proposed API
(HTMLFormElement#requestAutocomplete, onautocomplete,

This feature uses information derived from the new autocomplete spec
[2] to present a JS API for web developers to opt-in into a native,
interactive autocomplete flow.  This will be behind the default-off
feature flag ENABLE(REQUEST_AUTOCOMPLETE) and will be enabled for
Chromium specifically when more code on Chromium's side is landed.

You can follow along here: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=100560


Dan Beam
dbeam at chromium.org

[1] http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2012-October/037711.html
[2] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/association-of-controls-and-forms.html#autofilling-form-controls:-the-autocomplete-attribute

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