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Re: WCAG2: does a search form without a submit button fail?

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From: Aaron Cannon
Date: Jul 31, 2015 9:20AM


Don't most mobile keyboards, on-screen or otherwise, provide an enter key?

Aaron Cannon

On 7/31/15, Birkir R. Gunnarsson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> How would users of a mobile device submit the form?
>
> On 7/31/15, _mallory < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Hi,
>> what happens if I entered searchy text and hit tabr+enter? if I didn't
>> see there wasn't a button, I may overshoot the form.
>>
>> Unless it fails Understandable, which it well might, this may be more
>> the realm of so-so usability rather than a direct WCAG violation.
>>
>> Whether it's expected behaviour is pretty much set by your userbase.
>>
>> In a not-very-relevant aside, I still use Opera 12 for various keyboardy
>> reasons. Some sites, like community.sitepoint.com (which does have a
>> separate submit) give me a CSRF error if I hit enter rather than first
>> focussing on the submit. I suspect this is due to the hidden input not
>> being sent along with the login/pass on enter (form submit) which some
>> browsers have been known to have issue with, while *everything* is sent
>> on the submit-button-click+submit event.
>>
>> This might not be an issue with users of non-ancient browsers though.
>>
>> _mallory
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 10:11:28AM +0100, Lynn Holdsworth wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I have a search form that's submitted when a user presses Enter in the
>>> textbox. It doesn't include a submit button.
>>>
>>> Does this fail WCAG2 anywhere, or does this fall into the realms of
>>> expected behaviour?
>>>
>>> Thanks as always, Lynn
>>> >>> >>> >>> >> >> >> >> >>
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