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Re: Is Not Having A Search Button a Failure of Labels and Instructions?


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Apr 29, 2018 10:36AM

What about responsive?
Does the "go" key on a virtual iOS or Android keyboard perform the
function of the enter key? I suspect so, but you might want to verify

When a text input field is in a <form> element with a submit button I
think pressing enter automatically submits the form, at least in most
browsers, the question is, is this standard enough so that the users
will think to do it.
That is the question around WCAG 2.1.1, is pressing enter expected
keyboard operation. ON a hunch, I'd say yes, though I do recommend
having a search button on the form, if it can be added, or at least
use a title or tooltip to say "press enter to serch".

On 4/29/18, Jim Homme < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a site with a search field. Instinct says to hit the ENTER key to do
> a search. The page has no Search button. The subject of this e-mail asks the
> question I want to make sure of.
> Thanks.
> Jim
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