[whatwg] WF2: Non-validating submit buttons

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Nov 25 16:43:25 PST 2008

On Wed, 24 Jan 2007, Martin Atkins wrote:
> It would be useful to be able to mark certain submit buttons as 
> non-validating.

I've added a novalidate="" attribute for this case.

Thanks for the discussion of use cases and examples of actual sites, which 
were useful in determining whether this was worth adding, in particular:

On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, Martin Atkins wrote:
>  * Allowing the user to submit an unfinished form to the server to be 
> saved for later completion.
>  * A "preview" button that allows the user to see the results of what 
> has been completed so far without completing the entire form.
>  * Buttons that trigger round-trips to the server to alter the form in 
> some way.

On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, Christian Schmidt wrote:
> There appears to be at least some demand for such a feature, and so far 
> there has been no negative responses. What is the next step?

The next step is that I eventually (about 670 days later in this instance) 
get around to reading the feedback and processing it into the spec. :-)

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