Techniques for WCAG 2.0

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G80: Providing a submit button to initiate a change of context


Content that includes forms.

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The objective of this technique is to provide a mechanism that allows users to explicitly request changes of context. Since the intended use of a submit button is to generate an HTTP request that submits data entered in a form, this is an appropriate control to use for causing a change of context and is a practice that does not create confusion for users.


Example 1

Example 1: A submit button is used for each form that causes a change in context.


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  1. Find all forms in the content

  2. For each form, check that it has a submit button

Expected Results