User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 WebWasher 3.2 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 WebWasher 3.2 A lot of webpages I've seen have several submit buttons inside one big <form>. I know it's better practice to make them smaller forms, but: Would it be possible to change the behaviour of the Enter key to submit the form using the submit button following the form element that has focus? Take, for example, the URL above. Go to where it says "Your other wikipedia.org subscriptions" and type in some bogus password and press enter. You will receive this: "You must give your password to unsubscribe." because Mozilla submitted the form using the Unsubscribe button in the left-hand-side part of the form. Of course I am aware that it is possible to construct a webpage where the submit button comes before other elements. However, I'm pretty sure that the way I've described will make Enter work "correctly" on more forms than the current behaviour. I see a lot more webpages with several submit buttons in one big form, than webpages where the submit button is not the last element. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
This was also mentioned in bug 151219 : read bug 151219 comment 3 and bug 151219 comment 6, which mention that the current behaviour is for compatibility with Internet Exploder. Note that Mac IE 5 has the same 'bug' (don't know about Windooze IE). If this is really a problem on a certain form, then the form should be fixed.
That sounds like one of the silliest arguments I've ever heard. Do you also mimic all of IE's bugs? If you're so fond of copying IE, why does Mozilla exist at all and you all doesn't just use IE? /me imagines a BugZilla entry, "Component XYZ does not exhibit same bug as IE" :-p
however annoying this may be, it's not going to be changed any time soon. (see also: bug 156683) i just ran into this "bug" in a product i'm building; after some research, i learned that the behaviour is not peculiar to mozilla or MSIE. as discussion in other bugs has explained, this behaviour originated as compatibility with netscape 4. mozilla's behavior is the same as mozilla, MSIE, safari, and possibly other browsers. the number of products that would be broken by "fixing" this would be huge. -> WONTFIX
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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