[whatwg] "The first submit button in a form is the form's default button"
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jul 13 05:54:48 PDT 2005
On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Kornel Lesinski wrote:
> Currently specs state:
> "The first submit button in a form is the form's default button"
> I think this is not useful.
> Forms often have multiple submit buttons that perform actions on form
> data and are not suitable as a default button ("remove this element",
> and others like add, upload, lookup, etc.). In such cases LAST submit
> button is more likely to be suitable as the default submit button.
> Although there are forms, like PayPal login page, where neither first or
> last submit button is suitable as default (first is creation of new
> account and last is cancel).
I agree. However, browsers implement what the spec currently says, so
there isn't much we can do about what the default default button is.
> I think it's important to add means of specifying which submit button is
> the default.
This is on the list of features to consider for WF3.
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