5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2012 9:07 AM by fac586 RSS

    Auto complete text field dropdown gets disoriented

    eldho45
      Hi,

      I have designed a login page with a username and password field, i have made the username field to be "Text with autocomplete" and have given the sql code for fetching the result for the drop down, mean while when i apply style to overried the region possition using the left and right style atribute the drop down appers elsewhere in the screen which is not what i need.Can anyone help me out. I'm using Apex 4.2

      Thanks in advance

      Edited by: eldho45 on Dec 10, 2012 8:42 PM
        • 1. Re: Auto complete text field dropdown gets disoriented
          Paul Broughton
          Hi,

          Can you create an example of what your are trying to do on apex.oracle.com

          Thanks

          Paul
          • 2. Re: Auto complete text field dropdown gets disoriented
            eldho45
            Hi Paul

            Thanks fo you reply,

            Well Paul I was able to solve the problem.

            I had one region in the page named "Authentication" and this region has two boxes
            1) P101_USERNAME (Text box with autocomplete)
            2) P101_PASSWORD (Passsword)

            I was trying to override the position of this region but i applies the style attributes to the ID for the body that created the problem, now i have assigned
            it to the region ID its working fine,

            Thanks a lot for your concern
            • 3. Re: Auto complete text field dropdown gets disoriented
              fac586
              eldho45 wrote:

              Thanks a lot for your concern
              My concern would be for the security implications of using autocomplete on a login username. This allows nefarious persons to effortlessly capture the usernames of every user on the system by working their way through the alphabet keypress by keypress.
              • 4. Re: Auto complete text field dropdown gets disoriented
                Joel_C
                fac586 wrote:
                eldho45 wrote:

                Thanks a lot for your concern
                My concern would be for the security implications of using autocomplete on a login username. This allows nefarious persons to effortlessly capture the usernames of every user on the system by working their way through the alphabet keypress by keypress.
                Could be an internal site (i.e. not exposed to the web).

                Besides, I'm sure it'll be fine because everyone uses super secure passwords don't they?
                ...
                pa55word
                rangers1874
                simplythebest
                cfc1888
                trustnoone
                ...
                * ahem *
                • 5. Re: Auto complete text field dropdown gets disoriented
                  fac586
                  Joel_C wrote:
                  fac586 wrote:
                  eldho45 wrote:

                  Thanks a lot for your concern
                  My concern would be for the security implications of using autocomplete on a login username. This allows nefarious persons to effortlessly capture the usernames of every user on the system by working their way through the alphabet keypress by keypress.
                  Could be an internal site (i.e. not exposed to the web).
                  Doesn't make any difference. Internal hacking/fraud is still hacking/fraud. And it's much more likely to succeed. The nefarious person on the inside knows the details of their colleagues' partners/children/pets/cars that will turn up in their passwords.
                  Besides, I'm sure it'll be fine because everyone uses super secure passwords don't they?
                  ...
                  pa55word
                  rangers1874
                  simplythebest
                  cfc1888
                  trustnoone
                  ...
                  * ahem *
                  sevco2012?