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#3 Jan 03, 2019 21:25
@amoun the autocorrect attribute is needed for iOS devices, even though it is not part of the HTML5 standard.
#4 Jan 03, 2019 23:00
So I suppose if IOS doesn't have a option to turn it off, logging may be a pain if the user spells it wrong three times :)
#5 Jan 07, 2019 01:56
If your login is "amoun" and we don't tell iOS NOT to autocorrect, iOS may automatically change your login to "a moon" while you are busy typing your password.
#6 Jan 07, 2019 12:10
My bemusement is powered by the fact that I have never used any Apple products yet my children do and they have no autocorrect issues, as you mention, when entering passwords??
#7 Jan 07, 2019 15:45
It's not for the password field, it's for the login field. iOS is smart enough, out of the box, not to autocorrect in fields shown as ******.
We did not add this on a theoretical basis. We added it because autocorrect was correcting in places where it should not.
#8 Jan 07, 2019 17:06
OK I'm getting there iOS is smart enough to recognise a password field but not to know a user name field. I can understand in a common text field which should be an option but usernames are often not a dictionary word so I don't get that, but this is a bit off topic as my concern is that you say iOS is inconsiderate not that you are by stopping it's poor idea.
Maybe your next message should just be a smiley face as I can't see me getting to accept any iOS reasoning on this. But thank you very much for your concern. Au revoir
#9 Jan 07, 2019 22:08
OK I'm getting there iOS is smart enough to recognise a password field but not to know a user name field.
because HTML5 allows to signal a field as "password" but HTML5 dies NOT allow to signal a field as "login". So they had to add a way to signal this. Otherwise they don't know if it's a login field (no autocorrect desired) or a title field (autocorrect useful) for example.
#10 Jan 08, 2019 12:02
Still can't understand why it's the default option to auto correct and not something that has to be enabled.
Just read https://www.macworld.com/article/2031004/how-to-make-ios-autocorrect-work-for-you.html
It seems it can be instructed to accept [amoun] for example or switched etc. so not sure why the autocorrect parameter is used.
I did say to cut this short if you like :)