[thelist] Reset Button

Chris Heilmann lists at onlinetools.org
Wed Jan 26 05:53:07 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 :)

Especially colourblind people or IE users will cherish that one :-)

Chris Heilmann
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