[whatwg] a and button

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Oct 20 05:32:49 PDT 2008

Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> I'd like to have a simple way of using <button> along with <a> to
> create pretty links. This markup works in Opera, Mozilla, and Webkit:
>   <a href="http://www.w3.org/"><button>W3C</button></a>
> but it's not valid HTML5 it seems. I propose to make it valid.
> The inverse (a inside button) only works in Webkit.
> ...

So a link that looks like a button? Maybe I'm missing something, but why 
would you ever want that?

Users are trained that there's a difference between following links and 
pressing buttons, so it seems to be a bad idea to blur that distinction.

Of course, buttons that look like links are a much bigger problem.

BR, Julian

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