[drupal-devel] New themeable function for buttons?

Tim Altman web at timaltman.com
Thu Jul 7 05:49:26 UTC 2005

On Thu, 07 Jul 2005 06:59:37 +0200, Robert Douglass <rob at robshouse.net>  

> The Cancel link next to the button is wrong, imo. I don't like it.
> Cancel is an action even if it doesn't cause something in the database  
> to be updated. In fact, it does update the db - as does every click on  
> every link. Therefore we need to look at it from the user's perspective.
> Cancel is an action. It should be a button. Cancelling a process is most  
> definitely different than navigating to the homepage. "Home" should be a  
> link, Cancel, Submit, Delete, Confirm, Contact, Reply, Vote etc are all  
> actions and should be buttons.
> I think the confirm link next to the button is ugly too and I think  
> making the delete button a link would be a big step backwards in user  
> friendliness.

	I'm with Robert.  Everytime I see the Cancel button as a link, it just  
seems wrong.  Both Confirm and Cancel should be buttons (and Delete should  
remain a button).

Tim Altman

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