[thelist] Problems with "NAME" parameter in <INPUT TYPE="text" />

Stefan Schwarzer st.schwarzer at geois.de
Mon Oct 2 04:52:35 CDT 2006

Just discovered something bizarre:

I am working with an Ajax AutoCompletion script, which asks for the

The HTML code is like this:
      <input type="text" id="selectedKeyword" name="selectedKeyword"  
tabindex="0" autocompletion="off" />

Now, the thing get's somewhat confusing:
    - as long as I have the 'name="selectedKeyword"' in the HTML code  
all browsers seem to reject the 'autocompletion="off"' parameter,  
which avoids a drop down box for keywords already entered in an  
earlier search;
    - if I don't use the 'name="selectedKeyword"' the keyword is not  
being transferred to the resulting page, thus showing all results  
instead of those matching the keyword

Any idea what I do wrong? Or if there is a workaround?

Many thanks already for any hints.

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