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Friday, August 3, 2007

bug 137 - IE AutoComplete hardly ever stores data

Issue: #137
Affects: IE5, IE5.5, IE6, IE7, IE8 Beta 1, IE8 Beta 2, IE8 PR1, IE8 RC1
Description: When a form is submitted, by any method other that an input button of type="submit", the data in the form is NOT stored for future use in AutoComplete.

Example: calling document.forms['foo'].submit(); from JavaScript will not save the form contents for future use.

Known Workarounds: According to this KB article KB:329156, explicitly calling this function, before calling .submit(); will store the data in the AutoComplete history.

Example Workaround Code:
function fixSubmit(formObj){

Related Issues: The workaround for this bug, could be directly incorporated into the .submit() method for all forms on a page, by prototyping a .submit() wrapper on the HTMLFormElement object, however due to bug 186, this is not possible.