the IE blog Eric Lawrence’s blog, IE 11 has an “improved Password manager” which “keeps [the] user in control”. So far so good (here at Mozilla, we’re all in favour of user control :-), but it then goes on to say that one of the ways it does so is that it “ignores autocomplete=off”.
autocomplete=off is the way that pages give a “hint” to the browser as to what sort of form autocomplete behaviour they should provide. Ignoring it is, as I read the HTML5 spec, permitted, and one can see the superficial attractiveness of this. I’m sure we’ve all come across pages where the form fields won’t save even when we want them to.
Ignoring autocomplete=”off” leads to an arms race, with users as the losers. So I hope Microsoft reconsider this move.