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Re: form submit buttons and javascript/hyperlinks

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 07:29:18 +0930
Message-ID: <416EF6B6.7040504@kbc.net.au>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:
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.

Whilst I had some fuzzy concept of this in my head (and long ago gave up using 
buttons for links), the verb/noun comparison makes this much clearer for me and 
makes perfect sense.  Kudos to David for turning on that little light bulb in my 



Matthew Smith
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