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Re: Default submit buttons

From: nicolasalfonso <nicolasalfonso@arrakis.es>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2001 08:26:21 GMT
To: "Carsten H. Pedersen" <chp@visholm.dk>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <fe73fc7e.fc7efe73@webmail1.melange.net>
Hi all!

Well, i don´t know if i have enough experience to ask you, but you have 
the accesskey attribute to focus the input tag that you want on 
pressing the key referenced on this attribute. You can avoid submitting 
the form putting the OnSubmit="return false;" in the form tag and 
finally you can submit the form that you want putting  
OnClick="this.form.submit()" into the button tag... but i think it´s a 
little bored.....

So i think it will be a good idea...

Nicolás Afonso Alonso
Ldo. En Ciencias Químicas
Departamento I+D Evolución Informática Sanitaria

----- Mensaje Original -----
Remitente: "Carsten H. Pedersen" <chp@visholm.dk>
Fecha: Lunes, Mayo 7, 2001 11:22 am
Asunto: Default submit buttons

> I would like to start a discussion regarding a popssible 
> change in the HTML specification. 
> Background: In August 2000, I posted the following message
> on the php-general mailing list:
> -----------
> I have a <form> with two different submit buttons.
> If the user presses [Return] while filling out the form,
> this is equivalent of pressing the *first* of the buttons
> in the HTML.
> How do I specify that the default submit button should
> be the *second* one defined?
> -------------
> I never received a good answer to this, but since posting
> I have received numerous e-mails asking "did you ever find
> a solution to the problem?"
> I still receive these, 9 months after my initial query to the
> list. Thus, it seems that there really is a need in the
> HTML community to be able to specify which submit
> button should be the default.
> Maybe it would be a good idea adding a "default" qualifier 
> to either the <input type='submit'> tag or the <form> tag in 
> the HTML specification.
> Any comments/suggestions appreciated.
> / Carsten
> --
> Natural selection saw to it that professional heroes who 
> at a crucial moment tended to ask themselves questions 
> like "What is my purpose in life?" very quickly lacked both.
>                 -- (Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times)
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