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autocomplete attribute | autocomplete property

Sets or retrieves the status of AutoComplete for an object.

This property is not supported for Windows apps using JavaScript.

HTML5 A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML,



HTML<element autocomplete="p" ... >

p = object.autocomplete


Property values

Type: String


AutoComplete is disabled.


AutoComplete is enabled. Any string other than off enables AutoComplete.

Standards information


As of Internet Explorer 11, the autocomplete property is no longer supported for input type=password fields.

The AutoComplete feature is highlighted in the Using AutoComplete in HTML Forms overview.

When AutoComplete is enabled, suggestions are provided for the value of a text field. Suggested values are mapped values based on the name attribute or vCard schema specified by the vcard_name attribute.

If AutoComplete is disabled, values are not stored and suggested values are not presented.

Values in input type=password elements can be mapped for AutoComplete; however, the ability to store this information can be disabled in the browser, and the user is prompted for a confirmation before the value is stored.

Information provided by the AutoComplete feature is not exposed to the object model, and is not visible to a Web page until the user selects one of the suggestions as a value for the text field.

This attribute is not supported in HTML Applications (HTAs).


This example uses the autocomplete attribute to disable the AutoComplete feature.

<input type="password" autocomplete="off"/>

See also

input type=email
input type=number
input type=password
input type=range
input type=search
input type=tel
input type=text
input type=url