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automatic form filling - how to determine data relevant to fields

How do the form filling software determine which text field gets what
data i.e. a typical form filling software will ask the user to enter
the username / address / password etc. Whenever it goes to a website
(ANY website) that requires these data - it tries to supply the
relevant data to the most appropriate text field. How does it decide
that?
If there is any place more relevant than this newsgroup to get more
info about this - please let me know
Thanks

Jul 23 '05 #1
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hennakapoor wrote:
How do the form filling software determine which text field gets what
data i.e. a typical form filling software will ask the user to enter
the username / address / password etc. Whenever it goes to a website
(ANY website) that requires these data - it tries to supply the
relevant data to the most appropriate text field. How does it decide
that?
If there is any place more relevant than this newsgroup to get more
info about this - please let me know
Thanks


Probably better to ask in a browser related group. But I don't believe
that the "wallet" type apps use JS to fill in the fields. But probably
by field name in the form.

--
Randy
comp.lang.javascript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq
Jul 23 '05 #2
hennakapoor wrote:
How do the form filling software determine which text field gets what
data i.e. a typical form filling software will ask the user to enter
the username / address / password etc. Whenever it goes to a website
(ANY website) that requires these data - it tries to supply the
relevant data to the most appropriate text field. How does it decide
that?


That is a good question; however it has nothing to do with JavaScript.
You should ask the vendors of form-filling software how it works, or
at least how to best design pages to be compatible with their
software.

--
Rob

Jul 23 '05 #3

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