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[Bug 14283] Allow <button> to be nested inside <a> tags, just like html4. Otherwise, <button type="button"> is totally useless with javascript disabled.

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Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2011 17:23:39 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14283

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-10-02 17:23:39 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Just allowing them to be nested wouldn't make them do anything,
since it would still just fire the button handler and the link would still do
nothing.

<button type=button> is indeed useless when JS is disabled. The solution is not
to nest it inside a link, but to only use it when JS is enabled (e.g. by having
the JS change submit buttons to normal buttons, or have the JS be the one that
creates the button in the first place).

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