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Re: Submit button


From: _mallory
Date: May 26, 2016 2:46PM

On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 03:09:08PM -0500, Paul J. Adam wrote:
> I think the real issue is they need to learn how standard form control keyboard behavior works and not break that behavior.

However, i would argue this is not the place to learn it, by
accidentally submitting a long and complicated form where your
focus, energy, and short-term memory are dealing with more
important things.

I agree people should learn how to use forms, just as I agree
that low-literacy folks should learn to read. That does not
leave a developer off the hook entirely, though. If people
are having trouble with a particular interface, we need to at least
take another look at that interface (this particular form, and the
kinds of people using it. Are they seniors? Cognitively impaired?
Veterans? New keyboarders?).

Just a thought.