Re: Button Element in IE8

On Tue, 16 Dec 2008, Travis Leithead wrote:
> I've got a customer pointing me to, 
> which demos a supposed IE8 bug. However, I've searched HTML4 and HTML5 
> and can't find any normative text that backs up the author's claim that 
> it's wrong to submit the BUTTON's value if the button is not of 
> type=submit.
> Is this really a bug? If so, can you conjure up some clarifying text in 
> section 4.10.5?

It's in "Form submission algorithm", step 7 "Constructing the 
form data set", substep 1, third bullet point. A button isn't included in 
the form submission unless it was the submitter.

I've added a note to 4.10.5 "The button element" to this effect.

In HTML4, this is defined in 17.13.2 "Successful controls", second bullet 

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Received on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:32:27 UTC