[thelist] Reset Button

Richard Harb rharb at earthling.net
Wed Jan 26 05:02:32 CST 2005

-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Young
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005, 2:58:43 AM
> From: Rob Smith
> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005, 11:58:02 PM

>> Of all the Web Programming tools at our disposal can anyone give me
> a
>> logical and practical reason why we would place the reset button on
> forms?
>> Why would anyone blatantly delete everything they just typed in.

> That was my opinion too until reading this thread, I never thought
> about the non-blank form. Thanks.

> Therefore in this case, the reset button should be at the top (labelled
> with an explanation saying "if you want to get the form back to how it
> was before you started changing it click here") and not at the bottom
> next the submit button where the user can easily click it by mistake
> instead of the submit button.

It might also help to additionally color code the buttons:
input[type=submit] { background-color: green; }
input[type=reset]  { background-color: red; }

... just as an example/idea :)

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