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Re: form submit buttons and javascript/hyperlinks

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 22:06:43 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200410142106.i9EL6hQ02561@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> for a user in a form with assistive technologies, is there any
** difference between a form button and a hyperlink (assuming javascript
** enabled), i.e do browsers expect an <input type="submit"> rather than a
** hyperlink and this can cause accessibility problems. I understand Jaws
** advises if a link or button.

There's a difference for humans.  A button is a command, and generally 
corresponds to a verb.  A link is a statement that more information
can be found, and should correspond to a noun.  If you mix them up, you
will confuse people who are not regular GUI users.
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