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Re: Buttons vs Submit WAS: Drop down list, css, and xhtml


From: Tim Beadle
Date: Apr 21, 2006 7:20AM

On 21/04/06, Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I tested a page with the following
> <button type="submit">
> <p>This is the button...</p>
> <p>...with some paragraphs</p>
> </button>
> Which is rendered in Lynx as
> (Submit)
> This is the button...
> ...with some paragraphs
> and the focus is on the (Submit)...so I'm wondering how users with a
> combination of Lynx + braille display (or similar AT) would experience
> this, as it's not obvious that the content of (which effectively acts as
> a label for) the button follows the (Submit).

Isn't that a case of "just because you *can* do something doesn't mean
you should"?