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onChange handler not triggered by Safari's auto fill #2125

martijnrusschen opened this Issue Sep 1, 2014 · 3 comments


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martijnrusschen commented Sep 1, 2014

I have some trouble with a controlled React component that handles my sign in forms. The user input is controlled with a state which will be posted with an ajax request after submitting the form. The state of the username and password are being updated with a onChange event on both input fields.

When using Safari’s autofill functionality this onChange event isn’t triggered. For example, when typing a and clicking the auto fill suggestion, the value will be updated in the input field with the correct suggestion but the state isn’t updated.

I’ve added a Proof of Concept to try it yourself:

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to in Safari
  2. Fill in the form with username: - password: example
  3. Click on the sign in button
  4. Safari will ask you if you want to save your login details. Click ‘Save password’
  5. Go again to
  6. Type e, this will trigger Safari’s autofill
  7. Click on the first suggestion
  8. The input field will contain the correct sign in details, but the state isn’t updated

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zpao commented Sep 1, 2014

Thanks for filing. This is unfortunately because Safari doesn't seem to fire any events when it does this. There's a bit more info in the stackoverflow link in #1159 (of which, I think we should just call this a dupe)


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sanntanna commented Oct 8, 2018

wrapping elements in <form> do cause autocomplete to emit an onChange event.

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