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form fill & learning mode when there is no form tag

We're seeing more and more of these sites that want to offer a prettier and
more seamless logon at the expense of not really being very compliant any
longer.

For example: a site which has input elements that aren't wrapped in any
form tag. So that there isn't a single <form/> on the entire page.

The actual submission is via JavaScript and is sent as an xmlhttprequest.
The JavaScript receives a response from the xmlhttprequest and behaves
differently depending on the contents of the response. In essence no form
is ever actually posted.

This causes problems with form fill, especially if learning mode is
required.

Edward or Matt have you come across similar and if so how have you handled
this? We thought about a dummy form hosted elsewhere which is used instead
of the actual form.

I can provide an example server that is publicly accessible if anyone is
interested in giving it a shot.
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Re: form fill & learning mode when there is no form tag

Alex McHugh wrote:

> We're seeing more and more of these sites that want to offer a
> prettier and more seamless logon at the expense of not really being
> very compliant any longer.
>
> For example: a site which has input elements that aren't wrapped in
> any form tag. So that there isn't a single <form/> on the entire page.
>
> The actual submission is via JavaScript and is sent as an
> xmlhttprequest. The JavaScript receives a response from the
> xmlhttprequest and behaves differently depending on the contents of
> the response. In essence no form is ever actually posted.
>
> This causes problems with form fill, especially if learning mode is
> required.
>
> Edward or Matt have you come across similar and if so how have you
> handled this? We thought about a dummy form hosted elsewhere which is
> used instead of the actual form.
>
> I can provide an example server that is publicly accessible if anyone
> is interested in giving it a shot.


We haven't encountered it yet but we try to minimize the usage of
formfill as much as we can.

Happy to give it a shot. Look up my email address (you know where to
find it 😉 and send me through an example.

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Cheers,
Edward
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