I'm a big fan of Struts 1.3.x. I currently use Struts 1.3.10, the latest release of the 1.x Struts line.
I would like the ability to disable autocomplete in an HTML form. Sadly (from a security perspective), most every browser enables autocomplete by default. We need to explicitly attribute our form html with autocomplete="off" - in both the form and form element tags of HTML 4.01+ pages. This is a very basic security protection. Wanting to prevent the browser from caching credit card numbers, PII and other critical user data is a no-brainier; appsec 101.
Now, the recent 1.3.10 release made a great stride in this direction. Finally for the first time the main Struts 1.3.x branch supports the autocomplete tag (which defensive coders need - just to disable this feature via html!). But it's still not enabled by default in Struts! I need to modify the struts tld xml file in order to enable the autocomplete form and form element attribute; which takes me off the main branch of Struts 1.3.x.
I implore you to consider enabling autocomplete by default, so we can turn it off - without having to customize our version of struts 1.3.x! The best security is "secured by default", and this request moves us in that direction.