HTML <form> autocomplete Attribute

HTML form Tag Reference HTML <form> tag

Example

A form with autocomplete on:

<form action="demo_form.asp" method="get" autocomplete="on">
  First name:<input type="text" name="fname"><br>
  E-mail: <input type="email" name="email"><br>
  <input type="submit">
</form>

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Definition and Usage

The autocomplete attribute specifies whether a form should have autocomplete on or off.

When autocomplete is on, the browser automatically complete values based on values that the user has entered before.

Tip: It is possible to have autocomplete "on" for the form, and "off" for specific input fields, or vice versa.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

Attribute
autocomplete Yes Yes 4.0 5.2 15.0

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The autocomplete attribute is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<form autocomplete="on|off">

Attribute Values

Value Description
on Default. The browser will automatically complete values based on values that the user has entered before
off The user must enter a value into each field for every use. The browser does not automatically complete entries

HTML form Tag Reference HTML <form> tag

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