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Why doesn't Lastpass always fill in ID and password?

There are times when Lastpass knows there is an ID and password field but does not fill it in. When its icon in the field is clicked it will give the ability to select the ID and the password as the first choice. What distinguishes a site from having an autofill to one that makes you select it?


I am not referring to an autofill field that is filled by data saved by the browser. I am referring to IDs and Passwords controlled by Lastpass.

1 Answer

  • 2 months ago

    The HTML autocomplete attribute is available on <input> elements that take a text or numeric value as input, <textarea> elements, <select> elements, and <form> elements. autocomplete lets web developers specify what if any permission the user agent has to provide automated assistance in filling out form field values, as well as guidance to the browser as to the type of information expected in the field.

    The source of the suggested values is generally up to the browser; typically values come from past values entered by the user, but they may also come from pre-configured values. For instance, a browser might let the user save their name, address, phone number, and email addresses for autocomplete purposes. Perhaps the browser offers the ability to save encrypted credit card information, for autocompletion following an authentication procedure.

    If an <input>, <select> or <textarea> element has no autocomplete attribute, then browsers use the autocomplete attribute of the element's form owner, which is either the <form> element that the element is a descendant of, or the <form> whose id is specified by the form attribute of the element.

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