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Re: [Koha-devel] form buttons Vs simple links

From: Owen Leonard
Subject: Re: [Koha-devel] form buttons Vs simple links
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 10:34:55 -0500
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On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 05:17:30PM +0200, Pierrick LE GALL wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Mar 2006 09:23:40 -0500
> Owen Leonard <address@hidden> wrote:
> > [...] But Delete must be a button because it's harmful to have a
> > destructive outcome be the consequence of a GET action.
> Why? you can have a confirmation box on link as well as on a button.

Using javascript by itself isn't a safe way to prevent unwanted destructive


The only way to combine a link with a delete action safely would be to make
an intermediary page with a confirm button.

> > In that case, I made the decision to make all the controls buttons
> > for the sake of consistency. I was uncomfortable at the time with the
> > idea of styling links to resemble buttons because I was concerned
> > about possible accessibility issues... I'm not sure my concerns were
> > well-founded.
> So, what's the official guideline? Paul told me to discuss it with you,
> so I believe what you say concerning template is the official voice :-)

With prog templates, I guess my "official" recommendation would be to use
links wherever appropriate (where user input via form fields isn't
necessary), and to use a form button for any action where the direct
consequence of the action is destructive (deletion of data).

How does that sound?

  -- Owen

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