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comment Obscure username input on login forms?
Thanks for the edit in the title but it made the first paragraph quite odd, as the word "masked" is used for the first time.
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comment Obscure username input on login forms?
Thanks, I'll read it again :)
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comment Obscure username input on login forms?
'Why' is pretty obvious: it is not secret. I think (not assert) it was a wrong choice, and I explain why.
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comment Obscure username input on login forms?
Well, I am challenging the very existence of a "password" field having different characteristics of the "username" one. This question does not necessarily apply to web pages, with this HTML standard, with the tools we have available now. I am indeed challenging how things are done now, I am not looking for a quick hack that should 'fix' your web pages. Maybe (probably) I am wrong, but I do not care about how HTML handles this now.
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comment Obscure username input on login forms?
He was presenting, and sh*t happens unfortunately. Anyway, I do see your point even though I don't see the fact that users may perceive "that the username needed to be kept secret" as a problem (who cares) whereas the auto-complete argument is totally understandable... but it can be solved in several ways. For example, the field is pre-filled and uneditable, and to change user you have to hit a button "Not foo@bar.com? Login with a different username".
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