[whatwg] [wf2] disabled default submit button

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Wed Jul 27 04:03:04 PDT 2005

Quoting Anne van Kesteren <fora at annevankesteren.nl>:
> Example document:
> # <!DOCTYPE html>
> # <form method="get">
> #  <p><input name="t1">
> #  <p><input type="submit" name="s1" disabled="disabled">
> #  <p><input name="t2">
> #  <p><input type="submit" name="s2">
> # </form>
> (1) When t1 is focused the default submit button in IE is s2 and in Opera and
> Firefox it is s1 but disabled so it does not work.
> (2) When t2 is focused the default submit button in IE, Opera and 
> Firefox is s2.

This is incorrect. For Firefox the default submit button remains to be s1 and
will therefore not submit the form.

> In both situations all non disabled form controls are submitted.
> With (1) Opera and Firefox seem to be following the Web Forms 2 
> specification,
> but with (2) none of the browsers seem to be compliant.

So Firefox is compliant, Opera is buggy and IE is non-conformant.

Perhaps the specification should be left as is if Opera can change the 
It does make a lot of sense as it is now.

Anne van Kesteren

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