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Form fill causing problem

MSN has a toolbar that has a Form Fill function that will try to fill form
fields on forms when they come up.

The problem is that it causes problems with some forms and functions.

I found this out this weekend. If you have your address set up in your Form
Fill function, any form that has these fields (name, address, city, phone
etc) will automatically be filled in.

MSN has a toolbar you can download for IE, that is something I am going to
have to look into.

They have a form fill product that fills allows you to fill in forms with
prefilled information, such as addresses.

The problem is that it doesn't always do it correctly, and in some cases
will overwrite your choices .

A couple of problems I found were that if you have a place for 5 addresses
and only 1 if filled in, it fills out all the addresses for the other 4 on
the page .

Another problem I found was that MSN assumes that there are 3 fields for the
phone (209 would be one field -300 would be the 2nd and 4209 would be the
third field). We have 1 field for the phone. So what this software does,
is put 209 in the Phone field, 300 in the Position Held field and 4209 in
the Starting Pay. Obviously, not correct

The one that was really a killer was on any page where we have state - you
cannot change the state - period. We have a dropdown with all the states
and the software was setting it to Washington (as that was what was in the
Form Field setup). When I tried to set it to California, it put Washington
back. There didn't seem to be a way around this one. It did the same thing
when I tried to change the Zip Code. When the page refreshed itself , the
old Zip code is there.

What is the program looking at to decide where to put the data?

How do you tell the browser not to do this?

I don't mind if it did it correctly, but it obviously messes up and can
cause problems with data that needs to be put in correctly.


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