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HTML <input> autocomplete Attribute

❮ HTML <input> tag

Example

An HTML form with autocomplete on (and off for one input field):

<form action="/action_page.php" autocomplete="on">
  <label for="fname">First name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="fname" name="fname"><br><br>
  <label for="lname">Last name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="lname" name="lname"><br><br>
  <label for="email">Email:</label>
  <input type="email" id="email" name="email" autocomplete="off"><br><br>
  <input type="submit">
</form>
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Definition and Usage

The autocomplete attribute specifies whether or not an input field should have autocomplete enabled.

Autocomplete allows the browser to predict the value. When a user starts to type in a field, the browser should display options to fill in the field, based on earlier typed values.

Note: The autocomplete attribute works with the following <input> types: text, search, url, tel, email, password, datepickers, range, and color.


Browser Support

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

Attribute
autocomplete 17.0 6.0 2.0 5.1 10.0

Tip: In some browsers you may need to activate an autocomplete function for this to work (Look under "Preferences" in the browser's menu).


Syntax

<input autocomplete="on|off">

Attribute Values

Value Description
on Default. Specifies that autocomplete is on (enabled)
off Specifies that autocomplete is off (disabled)

❮ HTML <input> tag