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Re: Default Submit Button

From: Clover Andrew <aclover@1value.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 12:19:58 +0200
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Clark C . Evans <cce@clarkevans.com> wrote:

> How do I specify that a particular button is
> the default submit button?

You can't, because HTML has no concept of a 'default submit button'.
This is specifically an Internet Explorer problem.

To get around the problem you could use hidden or dummy submit/image
form controls to 'swallow' the enter-submission (which could then be
routed to a different button using JavaScript).

For more about this irritating issue, see
http://ppewww.ph.gla.ac.uk/~flavell/www/formquestion.html .

Andrew Clover
Technical Consultant
Received on Monday, 10 September 2001 06:23:11 UTC

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