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[Bug 19046] New: Add default button option/attribute for forms

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Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:59:38 +0000
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           Summary: Add default button option/attribute for forms
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y, a11ytf
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, cooper@w3.org,
                    contributor@whatwg.org, public-html-a11y@w3.org

This was was cloned from bug 9280 as part of operation LATER convergence.
Originally filed: 2010-03-19 12:10:00 +0000
Original reporter: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>

 #0   Jonathan Avila                                  2010-03-19 12:10:18 +0000 
Please consider adding a default button option/attribute for forms.  I believe
this would simplify a lot of form interaction for users of assistive technology
and users who rely off of the keyboard alone.  Currently different browsers
handle this differently and there is no specific method for assigning which
button will be activated when enter is pressed in a form field other than a
button that works across browsers.
 #1   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2010-04-01 22:24:03 +0000 
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The spec defines how default buttons are to be selected:


I agree that we should probably make it possible to explicitly pick a button as
the default. However, we've already added quite a lot to the forms part of the
spec and not all of it has been widely implemented yet, so I'd rather we wait
some more before adding such a feature.
 #2   Michael Cooper                                  2010-08-31 14:06:11 +0000 

The bug triage sub-team believes the HTML A11Y TF should take up this bug.
Additional notes may follow in a separate comment.
 #3   Michael Cooper                                  2010-09-02 13:15:05 +0000 
Bug triage sub-team says declarable default submit button would be a good a11y
 #4   Anne                                            2011-08-14 09:59:35 +0000 
*** Bug 13320 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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