[whatwg] WF2: Non-validating submit buttons

Simon Pieters zcorpan at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 25 08:51:18 PST 2007


From: "Kornel Lesinski" <kornel at osiolki.net>
>Saving incomplete forms is a recommendation in <cite isbn="0-7357-1410-X"  
>;) >Devensive Design for the Web</cite> which provides www.bankone.com as  
>an example site that saves incomplete applicatios (I don't know however if  
>that's via save button or just up to the last completed step).


>IMHO non-validating button makes sense for saving drafts of various kinds  
>(webmail, blog post, wiki page).
>Another use-case is a preview button.
>Example: comment submission on a blog. You may require users to fill-in  
>their name and e-mail address, but these fields aren't neccessary to  
>display a preview of text formatting.

Although if a preview is forced then the fields are in fact not required, 
but I know that some blogs have both Post and Preview available but I don't 
know of any that differentiate between fields being required or not required 
(client-side) for submitting the form using the different submit buttons.

I agree though that it would be useful.

Simon Pieters

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