Stopping Chrome from ignoring autocomplete=off

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Autofill (or autocomplete) attributes tell browsers to automatically fill out an answer for the user if the user has stored that information in the browser.

And this little feature saves users well over a million days per month .

But there’s a problem with Chrome: it sometimes ignores autocomplete="off".

Now even though this is annoying, it might be the right thing to do and it may also be abiding by the specification.

The autocomplete content attribute can be used to hint to the user agent how to, or indeed whether to, provide such a feature.

This is because