This week's book giveaway is in the Agile and Other Processes forum. We're giving away four copies of Real-World Software Development: A Project-Driven Guide to Fundamentals in Java and have Dr. Raoul-Gabriel Urma & Richard Warburton on-line! See this thread for details.
At the very least, most people will use prepopulation for validation. When you return to the page with errors you want your submitted values to be there still. Without prepopulation, all your fields would be empty every time you return to the page.
A good workman is known by his tools.
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