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Re: Submit button

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From: Paul J. Adam
Date: May 27, 2016 10:05AM


No I’m not saying the end user of the website should be learning it with an accidental submit on enter key.

I’m saying that the UX or Designer folk or whoever is asking them to consider changing the default behavior of the enter key submitting a form, to break that behavior. I’m saying whoever is asking for that change needs to learn how standard form control behavior works.

End users of the website should be helped with proper error validation that would stop them from accidentally submitting an incomplete form and not delete the data they’ve already typed.

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
www.deque.com

> On May 26, 2016, at 3:46 PM, _mallory < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
> 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.
> _mallory
> > > >