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Re: enter key to check radio button?


From: TJ McElroy
Date: Apr 21, 2022 12:31PM

Hi Mike,

I do think that it is a reasonable request to have the enter key check a
however it should also be able to submit the form.

Your user does have a point, that you should allow for many different
ways to use the form

Not to read to much into your question, but if your user does not want
the enter key to submit the form, what key do they suggest?


On 4/21/2022 1:37 PM, Mike Warner wrote:
> Hi all,
> we have a client who was saying that we should also allow the enter key to
> check a radio button and not to let that enter key submit the form on
> the page. They said that we should be prepared for however a keyboard user
> may try to check the button. I explained that spacebar is the standard key
> for that and sent the W3C page that talks about it. Has anyone else been
> asked to accept the enter key to check a radio button? Is it a reasonable
> request?
> Thanks,
> Mike
> Mike Warner
> Director of IT Services
> MindEdge, Inc.
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