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From Dan Østerberg (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (MYFACES-3949) javax.faces.ViewState autocomplete
Date Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:49:34 GMT
Dan Østerberg created MYFACES-3949:

             Summary: javax.faces.ViewState autocomplete
                 Key: MYFACES-3949
             Project: MyFaces Core
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 2.2.4
         Environment: Chrome (Windows & Linux)
            Reporter: Dan Østerberg

We have a JSF application where we mainly use ViewScoped beans, and add no-cache headers for
all JSF pages. Navigating back to a previous page (with the browser) correctly recreates the
beans, and renders new HTML, with a new ViewState ID. But... Chrome "autocompletes" _some_
of the hidden ViewState inputs, overriding the new value with an old ViewState value. We have
verified this in the browser dev-tools by looking at the response, which is correct, and the
resulting HTML which is not.

In short, this seems like a known autocomplete issue, which Mojarra has fixed since 1.2, by
adding 'autocomplete="off"' to the hidden ViewState input. Most browsers skip autocompleting
hidden fields (in most situations), but apparently this is not always the case.

We can add 'pa:autocomplete="off"' explicitly to the whole form, as a case-by-case workaround
for this issue. But to our understanding, a full fix would be if MyFaces rendered "autocomplete='off'"
for its hidden javax.faces.ViewState inputs.

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