[whatwg] Submitting form question

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon May 2 14:53:21 PDT 2011

On Thu, 30 Dec 2010, Yael.Aharon at nokia.com wrote:
> When submitting a form, whose method is "GET" and action is identical to 
> the current location, except for the fragment, should that trigger 
> reloading the page, or simply navigating to the fragment?
> The background for my question is in the analysis done in 
> <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20342#c35>

On Thu, 30 Dec 2010, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> As I'm reading the spec, you're doing "Mutate action" in step 19 here:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/association-of-controls-and-forms.html#form-submission-algorithm
> Then in the navigation algorithm, step 7 says you just navigate to the 
> new fragment and don't reload the page:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/history.html#navigate

I agree with this analysis. If it is still not clear, please let me know.

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