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


Content that includes forms.

This technique relates to 3.2.2: On Input (Sufficient using a more specific technique).


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.



  1. Find all forms in the content
  2. For each form, check that it has a submit button

Expected Results

  • #2 is true
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