[drupal-devel] [task] Disappearing 'submit' button on node/add pages

TDobes drupal-devel at drupal.org
Sat Mar 26 05:18:08 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/19353

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    node system
 Category:     tasks
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  jjeff
 Updated by:   TDobes
 Status:       active

Interestingly enough, the behavior for comment.module is different and
(IMO) correct. The patch that accomplished this [1] explains the
behavior quite clearly. Let's match node.module's behavior to that
currently taken by comment.module. This would be good from a
consistency standpoint and would also resolve this ever-annoying
[1] http://drupal.org/node/12555


Previous comments:

March 23, 2005 - 20:34 : jjeff

With 'preview post' set to 'optional' (in admin/node/configure), the
node/add pages show a both 'preview' and 'submit' buttons at the bottom
of the page (the correct behavior). But if your submitted page has an
error (if for instance you forgot to add a Title), the 'submit' button
goes away leaving only the 'preview' button.
The submit button seems to get clobbered whenever the
drupal_set_message() is called, but there may be more to it than this.


March 23, 2005 - 21:57 : moshe weitzman

if your form submission has errors, then we remove the submit button
until you fix those errors. please re-open this case with more detail
if this does not resolve the issue ... by design.


March 23, 2005 - 22:50 : jjeff

Hi Moshe,
That would be true if 'preview post' was not set to 'optional' (see
above). However, because of this setting, 'submit' should always be
available. Even if there was an error.
The system shouldn't require a user to preview their post just because
there was an error the first time they submitted.


March 24, 2005 - 01:20 : Eric Scouten

Can somebody please justify *why* this is "by design"? The existing
behavior strikes me as almost the single most annoying thing about
Drupal. I often hack it out of my site installations.


March 24, 2005 - 03:56 : Bèr Kessels

IMHO, this is a useabilty task: not so much a bug. WE should re-think
this, since indeed its strange behaviour.
When "preview" is required this all works as it should. But lets takea
case where preview is optional:
I fill in a form incorrect press [submit]
I get the form back with an error.
I correct that error, and want to re-submit. Not possible.
I have to preview (but I already fixed that error, so I should be able
to submit right away, as i did in step 1)
After preview I find out i fixed the error (doh)
I can now submit.
That is one page-load and two steps too much, IMO. 
Very valid issue IMO and really not a "By Design", unless someone has
reasons why it should be like it is now.


March 24, 2005 - 05:48 : leafish_paul

+1 for Bèr's suggestions and for allowing submission immediately after
correcting errors. Its extremely annoying. If previews are optional,
then they should be optional regardless.


March 24, 2005 - 07:18 : moshe weitzman

i'll agree that this needs changing ... it is 'by *crappy* design


March 24, 2005 - 08:03 : jhriggs

Another +1 on Bèr's suggestion.

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