[whatwg] [wf2] disabled default submit button

Kornel Lesinski kornel at ideadesigners.com
Wed Jul 27 06:13:06 PDT 2005

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 13:32:10 +0100, Anne van Kesteren  
<fora at annevankesteren.nl> wrote:

> Quoting Kornel Lesinski <kornel at ideadesigners.com>:
>> This makes a lot of sense on forms like:
>> <select> <input submit value="confirm selection">
>> <input file> <input submit value="upload this file">
>> <input text>
>> <input submit vaule="submit and go elsewhere">
> This represents essentially two forms. It does not make sense it all if a
> developer writes such forms.

It does.

It's essential to preserve state of all form elements, even those outside  
currently submitted part of form (it's unacceptable to lose newly entered  
(unsubmitted) text when user uploads an image).

Roundtrip to server may be needed to add/remove elements within form, and  
decision may be based on data unavailable on client-side.

regards, Kornel Lesinski

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