Ian McNally

type your buttons

December 10, 2014

Today I learned the hard way to put types on my buttons. On a form, I had a cancel button


Which was accidentally being submitted on pressing enter. Turns out, it just needed type=“reset” (or type=“button”) for Angular to know not to fire an event on it, so:

<button type="reset">Cancel</button>

Worked like a charm. It seems by default, Angular will trigger a click on all buttons in a form, unless they’re type button or reset.

Yey for HTML standards.

Ian McNally

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