You’d think autocomplete features would be coded not to fill hidden fields!
Melarish Ish
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How do you reliably determine what’s “hidden”? Is `opacity: 0.01;` hidden? What about a field just offscreen below the fold, which gets moved by JavaScript when you scroll down to view it? What about a white field with white text on a white background? What about an almost-white-but-not-quite field with white text on a white background?

There’s probably hundreds of different ways a site could hide fields like this in a way which makes it difficult for browsers to determine whether users want them filled or not.

I think a better solution would be to just display to the user exactly what information is being autofilled when they use that feature. That way regardless of whether or not the fields are hidden, the user can see what information the site is getting.

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